Chapter 6. Composite Reliability: Signatures

  1. Nozer D. Singpurwalla

Published Online: 19 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470060346.ch6

Reliability and Risk: A Bayesian Perspective

Reliability and Risk: A Bayesian Perspective

How to Cite

Singpurwalla, N. D. (2006) Composite Reliability: Signatures, in Reliability and Risk: A Bayesian Perspective, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470060346.ch6

Author Information

  1. The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 4 AUG 2006

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Walter A. Shewhart and
  2. Samuel S. Wilks

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470855027

Online ISBN: 9780470060346



  • composite reliability - signatures;
  • composite reliability - partial exchangeability;
  • signature analysis and signatures as covariates;
  • Bayes–Kalman Filter-type model;
  • composite reliability of ultra-reliable units;
  • assessing reliability and composite reliability;
  • hierarchical Bayesian approach for obtaining signatures


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Hierarchical Models

  • ‘Composite Reliability’: Partial Exchangeability

  • Signature Analysis and Signatures as Covariates