An interactive PC-based procedure for reliability assessment incorporating expert opinion and survival data

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  • Nozer D. Singpurwalla


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-51
Journal / PublicationJournal of the American Statistical Association
Issue number401
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1988
Externally publishedYes


In this article I present a new approach for the analysis of life-length data that can be described by a Weibull distribution. The novel feature of my approach pertains to the incorporation of informed judgment or expert opinion into the analysis, using a personal computer in an interactive and user-friendly manner. This approach also provides for incorporating the analyst’s opinions on the expertise of the experts. Many of the analyses result in graphical displays, making the development attractive to users not comfortable with analytical expressions. © 1976 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Research Area(s)

  • Expert support system, Gas-turbine disks, Low-cycle fatigue, Weibull distribution