This volume is a collection of articles on reliability systems and Bayesian reliability analysis. Written by reputable researchers, the articles are self-contained and are linked with literature reviews and new research ideas. The book is dedicated to Emeritus Professor Richard E Barlow, who is well known for his pioneering research on reliability theory and Bayesian reliability analysis.
System reliability analysis: on regular reliability models, J-C Chang et al; bounding system reliability, J.N. Hagstrom and S.M. Ross; large excesses for finite-state Markov chains, D. Blackwell. Ageing properties: nonmonotonic failure rates and mean residual life functions, R.C. Gupta; the failure rate and the mean residual lifetime of mixtures, M.S. Finkelstein; on some discrete notions of ageing, C. Bracquemond et al. Bayesian analysis: on the practical implementation of the Bayesian paradigm in reliability and risk analysis, T. Aven; a Weibull wearout test - full Bayesian approach, T.Z. Irony et al; Bayesian nonparametric estimation of a monotone hazard rate, M-W Ho and A.Y. Lo; and other papers.