J. Japan Statist. Soc., Vol. 32 (No. 2), pp. 239-245, 2002
Abstract. This paper aims at balancing between characterization and modeling approaches for bivariate extensions of univariate life distributions using reversed hazard rates. The proposed model, a characterized one, admits important properties irrespective of the choice of the univariate marginals. The retention of a univariate class property has been ensured along with a result on parallel combination of a bivariate system.
Key words and phrases: Characterized model, Distribution function, Life distribution class property, Parallel combination, Reversed hazard rates.