Introduction to Bayesian Methods in Reliability

  • Robert A. J. Badoux
Part of the Topics in Safety, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRX, volume 1)


The reasons for applying Bayesian methods in reliability problems are given. Bayes’ theorem is explained and the Bayes’ technique is demonstrated by means of an example. Two further examples taken from a safety study on gas transmission pipelines show the versatility of Bayesian methods.


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  1. Mann, N.R., Schafer, R.E., & Singpurwalla, N.D. (1974), Methods for Statistical Analysis of Reliability and Life Data, Wiley, New York. zbMATHGoogle Scholar
  2. TNO (1982), Veiligheidsstudie betreffende het transport per ondergrondse pijpleiding van aardgas en LPG in Nederland (in Dutch).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. J. Badoux
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  1. 1.N.V. Nederlandse GasunieGroningenThe Netherlands

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