Modified Weibull distribution

Ammar Sarhan, Mazen Zaindin
The exponential, Rayleigh, linear failure rate and Weibull distributions are the most commonly used distributions for analyzing lifetime data. These distributions have several desirable properties and nice physical interpretations. This paper introduces a new distribution named modified Weibull distribution. This distribution generalizes the following distributions: (1) exponential, (2) Rayleigh, (3) linear failure rate, and (4) Weibull. The properties of the modified Weibull distribution are
more » ... distribution are discussed. The maximum likelihood estimates of its unknown parameters are obtained. A real data set is analyzed and it observed that the present distribution can provide a better fit than some other known distributions. M.S.C. 2000: 46N30, 47N30, 65C60.