Sinh-normal distribution is a symmetric distribution with three parameters. In this paper, we introduce bivariate sinh-normal distribution, which has seven parameters. Due to presence of seven parameters it is a very flexible distribution. Different properties of this new distribution has been established. The model can be obtained as a bivariate Gaussian copula also. Therefore, using the Gaussian copula property, several properties of this proposed distribution can be obtained. Maximum likelihood estimators cannot be obtained in closed forms. We propose to use two step estimators based on Copula, which can be obtained in a more convenient manner. One data analysis has been performed to see how the proposed model can be used in practice. Finally, we consider a bivariate model which can be obtained by transforming the sinh-normal distribution and it is a generalization of the bivariate Birnbaum–Saunders distribution. Several properties of the bivariate Birnbaum–Saunders distribution can be obtained as special cases of the proposed generalized bivariate Birnbaum–Saunders distribution.
"Bivariate sinh-normal distribution and a related model." Braz. J. Probab. Stat. 29 (3) 590 - 607, August 2015. https://doi.org/10.1214/13-BJPS235