Title

Bayesian C-optimal life testing plans under progressive type-I interval censoring scheme

Article Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Applied Mathematical Modelling

Abstract

This work considers optimal planning of progressive type-I interval censoring schemes for log-location-scale family of distributions. Optimum schemes are obtained by using a Bayesian C-optimality design criterion. The C-optimality criterion is formed to attain precision in estimating a particular lifetime quantile. An algorithm is proposed to obtain the optimal censoring schemes. Optimal schemes are obtained under two different scenarios for the Weibull and log-normal models, which are two popular special cases of log-location-scale family of distributions. A sensitivity analysis is conducted to study the effect of various prior inputs on the optimal censoring schemes. Furthermore, a simulation study is undertaken to illustrate the sampling variations resulting from the optimal censoring schemes.

First Page

299

Last Page

314

DOI

10.1016/j.apm.2019.01.023

Publication Date

6-1-2019

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