J. Japan Statist. Soc., Vol. 32 (No. 2), pp. 239-245, 2002

A Characterization of Model Approach For Generating Bivariate Life Distributions Using Reversed Hazard Rates

Dilip Roy

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.

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