International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, Volume (30), No (6), Year (2013-6) , Pages (639-646)

Title : ( Reversed variance residual life function and its properties in discrete lifetime models )

Authors: محمد خراشادیزاده , Abdolhamid Rezaei Roknabadi , Gholam Reza Mohtashami Borzadaran ,

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Purpose – In reliability studies, interests in discrete failure data came relatively late in comparison to its continuous analogue. Also, discrete failure data arise in several common situations. So, in this paper the authors try to study some reliability concepts such as reversed variance and reversed mean residual life functions based on discrete lifetime random variable. Design/methodology/approach – Supposed T be a non-negative discrete random variable, then based on reversed residual random variable T*k ¼ ðk 2 TjT # kÞ, some useful and applicable relations and bounds are achieved. Findings – In this paper, the authors study the reversed variance residual life in discrete lifetime distributions, the results of which are not similar to the continuous case. Its relationship with reversed mean residual life and reversed residual coefficient of variation are obtained. Also, its monotonicity and the associated ageing classes of distributions are discussed. Some characterization results of the class of increasing reversed variance residual life, which is denoted by IRVR, are presented and the upper bound for reversed variance residual life under some conditions is obtained. Practical implications – There are many situations where a continuous time is inappropriate for describing the lifetime of devices and other systems. For example, the lifetime of many devices in industry, such as switches and mechanical tools, depends essentially on the number of times that they are turned on and off or the number of shocks they receive. In such cases, the time to failure is often more appropriately represented by the number of times they are used before they fail, which is a discrete random variable. Originality/value – All the results based on discrete reversed residual lifetime, such as the relationships among reversed mean, variance and coefficient of variation residual lifetime and also their monotonicity ageing classes, are new.


, Reversed hazard rate, Reversed mean residual life, Reversed variance residual life, Reversed coefficient of variation, Failure (mechanical), Random variables, Reliability management
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author = {محمد خراشادیزاده and Rezaei Roknabadi, Abdolhamid and Mohtashami Borzadaran, Gholam Reza},
title = {Reversed variance residual life function and its properties in discrete lifetime models},
journal = {International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management},
year = {2013},
volume = {30},
number = {6},
month = {June},
issn = {0265-671x},
pages = {639--646},
numpages = {7},
keywords = {Reversed hazard rate; Reversed mean residual life; Reversed variance residual life; Reversed coefficient of variation; Failure (mechanical); Random variables; Reliability management},


%0 Journal Article
%T Reversed variance residual life function and its properties in discrete lifetime models
%A محمد خراشادیزاده
%A Rezaei Roknabadi, Abdolhamid
%A Mohtashami Borzadaran, Gholam Reza
%J International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management
%@ 0265-671x
%D 2013