Statistical Properties of a New Bathtub Shaped Failure Rate Model With Applications in Survival and Failure Rate Data

  •  Muhammad Z. Arshad    
  •  Muhammad Z. Iqbal    
  •  Alya Al Mutairi    


In this study, we proposed a flexible lifetime model identified as the modified exponentiated Kumaraswamy (MEK) distribution. Some distributional and reliability properties were derived and discussed, including explicit expressions for the moments, quantile function, and order statistics. We discussed all the possible shapes of the density and the failure rate functions. We utilized the method of maximum likelihood to estimate the unknown parameters of the MEK distribution and executed a simulation study to assess the asymptotic behavior of the MLEs. Four suitable lifetime data sets we engaged and modeled, to disclose the usefulness and the dominance of the MEK distribution over its participant models.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-7032
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-7040
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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