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Unobserved, re-defined, unknown or removed failure modes in competing risks.

Coolen-Maturi, T. and Coolen, F.P.A. (2011) 'Unobserved, re-defined, unknown or removed failure modes in competing risks.', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part O : journal of risk and reliability., 225 (4). pp. 461-474.

Abstract

Recently the nonparametric predictive approach to inference for competing risks was introduced by Maturi et al. (2010, J. Risk Reliab. 224, 11–26). In this paper further results for such inferences are presented, with focus on four important and closely related aspects. First, the effect of defined failure modes which thus far have not yet caused failures is studied. Second, the effect of re-defining (groups of) failure modes is considered, followed by a discussion of possible unknown, so undefined, failure modes. Finally, the effect of removal of failure modes is illustrated.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Competing risks, Failure modes, Lower and upper probabilities and survival functions, Nonparametric predictive inference, Right-censored data.
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1748006X11401706
Publisher statement:The final definitive version of this article has been published in the journal Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability, 225 (4) 2011 © Institution of Mechanical Engineers by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability page: http://pio.sagepub.com/content/225/4/461 on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/
Record Created:29 Jan 2014 12:05
Last Modified:31 Mar 2014 10:52

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