A Statistical Model for Estimation of Upper Tail Probabilities

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G. R. Dargahi-Noubary

Dept. of Civil and Structural Engineering, The University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester M60 1QD England

J. Mech. Des 104(3), 651-652 (Jul 01, 1982) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3256400 History: Received June 12, 1981; Online November 17, 2009


A relation is set up between the upper and lower tail probabilities for certain pairs of distributions. Using this and results presented in Wirsching, [3], a statistical model is obtained for estimation of upper tail probabilities.

Copyright © 1982 by ASME
Topics: Probability
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