The Modified Sudden Death Test: Planning Life Tests with a Limited Number of Test Positions Pascual, Francis Meeker, William Meeker, William
dc.contributor.department Statistics 2018-02-16T04:21:09.000 2020-07-02T06:55:51Z 2020-07-02T06:55:51Z 1997
dc.description.abstract <p>We present modified sudden death test (MSDT) plans to address the problem of limited testing positions in life tests. A single MSDT involves testing k specimens simultaneously until the rth failure. The traditional sudden death test (SDT) is a special case when r=1. The complete MSDT plan consists of g single MSDTs run in sequence. When r>1, there can be up to r−1 idle test positions at any time. We propose testing “standby” specimens in the idle positions and use simulation to gage the improvement over the basic MSDT plan. We evaluate test plans with respect to the asymptotic variance of maximum likelihood estimators of quantities of interest, total experiment duration, and sample size. In contrast to traditional experimental plans, shorter total testing time and smaller sample sizes are possible under MSDT plans.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This preprint has been published in <em>ASTM International</em> 26 (1998): 434–443, doi:<a href="" target="_blank">10.1520/JTE12692J</a>.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Statistics and Probability
dc.subject.keywords Cornish-Fisher expansions
dc.subject.keywords limited test positions
dc.subject.keywords maximum likelihood methods
dc.subject.keywords modified sudden death test
dc.subject.keywords sudden death test
dc.subject.keywords Type I and Type II censoring
dc.subject.keywords Weibull distribution
dc.title The Modified Sudden Death Test: Planning Life Tests with a Limited Number of Test Positions
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