Shewhart Control Charts for Monitoring Reliability with Weibull Lifetimes

Alireza Faraz

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Abstract

In this paper, we present Shewhart-type Z¯ and S2 control charts for monitoring individual or joint shifts in the scale and shape parameters of a Weibull distributed process. The advantage of this method is its ease of use and flexibility for the case where the process distribution is Weibull, although the method can be applied to any distribution. We illustrate the performance of our method through simulation and the application through the use of an actual data set. Our results indicate that Z¯ and S2 control charts perform well in detecting shifts in the scale and shape parameters. We also provide a guide that would enable a user to interpret out-of-control signals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1565-1574
Number of pages10
JournalQuality and Reliability Engineering International
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015

Keywords

  • Weibull distribution
  • control charts
  • reliability

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