Estimating the parameters of twofold Weibull mixture model in right-censored reliability data by using genetic algorithm

Tekeli E. , Yüksel G.

Communications In Statistics-Simulation And Computation, cilt.50, ss.1-14, 2020 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 50
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Dergi Adı: Communications In Statistics-Simulation And Computation
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-14


In this article, a new method was practiced to form a model by using two- fold Weibull mixture distribution in right-censored reliability data. The method depends on estimating the parameters of right-censored twofold Weibull mixture distribution in a most appropriate way to the data by using genetic algorithm techniques. The best model was tried to be found by using MSE, MAE and MAPE metrics, respectively, as fitness function in the method. To test the model, failure data of aircraft planeswindshield, which is often used in the literature, was used and the results were com- pared with other methods in the literature. Furthermore, the performance of the method was compared for the sample sizes, censorship ratios and mixture proportions by conducting Monte Carlo simulation study.