May 27, 2024

Hasan Rasay

Academic rank: Assistant professor
Education: Ph.D in Industrial Engineering
Phone: 38305005
Faculty: Faculty of Management Engineering


Developing an adaptable sequential probability ratio test applicable for lifetime analysis of different continuous distributions
Type Article
Lifetime, lot, batch, hypothesis test, reliability, life testing, acceptance sampling plans
Researchers Hasan Rasay، Esmail Alinezhad


It is commonly discussed by the quality/reliability engineers that acceptance sampling plans and life testing schemes designed using the concept of sequential probability ratio test (SPRT) can effectively decrease the cost and time of the experiment/inspection. Nevertheless, reaching a procedure to perform an SPRT-based life test usually involves some computations which are not simple and straightforward, even for simple forms of statistical distributions. Moreover, for each statistical distribution describing the model of the lifetime data, different specialized computations should be performed to propose a procedure for the life test. To address these shortcomings, we develop a novel life test according to the SPRT of the Bernoulli/binomial distribution, which can be simply, straightforwardly and effectively adapted for life testing of different continuous distributions. Our adaptable SPRT abbreviated to ASPRT is first designed considering the Weibull distribution and is then extended for gamma and other continuous distributions. In order to evaluate the performance, ASPRT is applied to different real-world and simulated data sets. To better prove the efficiency, it is also compared with a benchmark SPRT on different data sets. Both computational and comparative results demonstrate that ASPRT is able to effectively and efficiently conduct the life testing of different continuous distributions.