STOCHASTIC ORDERING OF LIFETIMES OF PARALLEL AND SERIES SYSTEMS COMPRISING HETEROGENEOUS DEPENDENT COMPONENTS WITH GENERALIZED BIRNBAUM-SAUNDERS DISTRIBUTIONS Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • In this paper, we discuss stochastic orderings of lifetimes of two heterogeneous parallel and series systems with heterogeneous dependent components having generalized Birnbaum–Saunders distributions. The comparisons presented here are based on the vector majorization of parameters. The ordering results are established in some special cases for the generalized Birnbaum–Saunders distribution based on the multivariate elliptical, normal, t, logistic, and skew-normal kernels. Further, we use these results by considering Archimedean copulas to model the dependence structure among systems with generalized Birnbaum–Saunders components. These results have been used to derive some upper and lower bounds for survival functions of lifetimes of parallel and series systems.

publication date

  • January 1, 2020