Finite mixture distributions consist of a weighted sum of standard distributions and are a useful tool for reliability analysis of a heterogeneous population. They provide the necessary flexibility to model failure distributions of components with multiple failure models. The analysis of the mixture models under Bayesian framework has received sizable attention in the recent years. However, the Bayesian estimation of the mixture models under doubly censored samples has not yet been introduced in the literature. The main objective of this paper is to discuss the Bayes estimation of the inverse Weibull mixture distributions under doubly censoring. Different priors and loss functions were assumed for the posterior estimation. The performance of the different estimators has been compared in terms of posterior risks.
Sindhu, Tabassum; Feroze, Navid; and Aslam, Muhammad
"Doubly Censored Data from Two-Component Mixture of Inverse Weibull Distributions: Theory and Applications,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods: Vol. 15
, Article 21.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol15/iss2/21