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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C 2013 Vol.14 No.2 P.143-154


Hypothesis testing for reliability with a three-parameter Weibull distribution using minimum weighted relative entropy norm and bootstrap

Author(s):  Xin-tao Xia, Yin-ping Jin, Yong-zhi Xu, Yan-tao Shang, Long Chen

Affiliation(s):  School of Mechatronical Engineering, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471003, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   xiaxt1957@163.com, xiaxt@mail.haust.edu.cn

Key Words:  Reliability, Hypothesis testing, Three-parameter Weibull distribution, Weighted relative entropy, Norm, Bootstrap

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Xin-tao Xia, Yin-ping Jin, Yong-zhi Xu, Yan-tao Shang, Long Chen. Hypothesis testing for reliability with a three-parameter Weibull distribution using minimum weighted relative entropy norm and bootstrap[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, 2013, 14(2): 143-154.

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With the help of relative entropy theory, norm theory, and bootstrap methodology, a new hypothesis testing method is proposed to verify reliability with a three-parameter Weibull distribution. Based on the relative difference information of the experimental value vector to the theoretical value vector of reliability, six criteria of the minimum weighted relative entropy norm are established to extract the optimal information vector of the Weibull parameters in the reliability experiment of product lifetime. The rejection region used in the hypothesis testing is deduced via the area of intersection set of the estimated truth-value function and its confidence interval function of the three-parameter Weibull distribution. The case studies of simulation lifetime, helicopter component failure, and ceramic material failure indicate that the proposed method is able to reflect the practical situation of the reliability experiment.

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