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This paper considers life-testing experiments and how it is effected by stress factors: namely temperature, electricity loads, cycling rate and pressure. A major type of accelerated life tests is a step-stress model that allows the experimenter to increase stress levels more than normal use during the experiment to see the failure items. The test items are assumed to follow Gamma Dual Weibull distribution. Different methods for estimating the parameters are discussed. These include Maximum Likelihood Estimations and Confidence Interval Estimations which is based on asymptotic normality generate narrow intervals to the unknown distribution parameters with high probability. MathCAD (2001) program is used to illustrate the optimal time procedure through numerical examples.


Accelerate Life Testing Maximum Likelihood Estimator Information Matrix Confidence Interval Estimators Dual Weibull Distributions

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Hamdy Mohamed Salem, Faculty of commerce - Al-Azher University

Department of Statistics