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2014 Parameter Estimation for a Class of Lifetime Models
Xinyang Ji, Shunhou Fan, Wei Fan
Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014(SI71): 1-5 (2014). DOI: 10.1155/2014/950401


Our purpose in this paper is to present a better method of parametric estimation for a bivariate nonlinear regression model, which takes the performance indicator of rubber aging as the dependent variable and time and temperature as the independent variables. We point out that the commonly used two-step method (TSM), which splits the model and estimate parameters separately, has limitation. Instead, we apply the Marquardt’s method (MM) to implement parametric estimation directly for the model and compare these two methods of parametric estimation by random simulation. Our results show that MM has better effect of data fitting, more reasonable parametric estimates, and smaller prediction error compared with TSM.


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Xinyang Ji. Shunhou Fan. Wei Fan. "Parameter Estimation for a Class of Lifetime Models." Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014 (SI71) 1 - 5, 2014.


Published: 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 6 October 2014

zbMATH: 07023382
MathSciNet: MR3219389
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2014/950401

Rights: Copyright © 2014 Hindawi

Vol.2014 • No. SI71 • 2014
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