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Estimation From Censored, Interval Data of the Median Breaking Point of Polyethylene Subjected to Stress-Cracking Tests: A Monte Carlo Study

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L. Denby, E. B. Fowlkes, R. J. Roe

Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N. J.

J. Appl. Mech 42(3), 607-612 (Sep 01, 1975) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423650 History: Received November 01, 1974; Revised March 01, 1975; Online July 12, 2010

Abstract

A Monte Carlo study has been carried out in order to study the properties of various alternative estimators for median breaking point of polyethylene specimens subjected to an environmental stress cracking test. Tables of bias, variance, and mean square error have been derived for different sample sizes, interval sizes, and levels of censoring data with the lognormal distribution as a model. These tables will aid in the design of experiments for efficient estimation of median breaking point.

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