In this paper, we define and study a four-parameter model called the transmuted Burr XII distribution. We obtain some of its mathematical properties including explicit expressions for the ordinary and incomplete moments, generating function, order statistics, probability weighted moments and entropies. We formulate and develop a log-linear model using the new distribution so-called the log-transmuted Burr XII distribution for modeling data with a unimodal failure rate function, as an alternative to the log-McDonald Burr XII, log-beta Burr XII, log-Kumaraswamy Burr XII, log-Burr XII and logistic regression models. The flexibility of the proposed models is illustrated by means of three applications to real data sets.
Abstract: We introduce and study a new four-parameter lifetime model named the exponentiated generalized extended exponential distribution. The proposed model has the advantage of including as special cases the exponential and exponentiated exponential distributions, among others, and its hazard function can take the classic shapes: bathtub, inverted bathtub, increasing, decreasing and constant, among others. We derive some mathematical properties of the new model such as a representation for the density function as a double mixture of Erlang densities, explicit expressions for the quantile function, ordinary and incomplete moments, mean deviations, Bonferroni and Lorenz curves, generating function, R´enyi entropy, density of order statistics and reliability. We use the maximum likelihood method to estimate the model parameters. Two applications to real data illustrate the flexibility of the proposed model.
Abstract: The Weibull distribution is the most important distribution for problems in reliability. We study some mathematical properties of the new wider Weibull-G family of distributions. Some special models in the new family are discussed. The properties derived hold to any distribution in this family. We obtain general explicit expressions for the quantile function, or dinary and incomplete moments, generating function and order statistics. We discuss the estimation of the model parameters by maximum likelihood and illustrate the potentiality of the extended family with two applications to real data.