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PSR-0432 PHAZE.

PHAZE, Parametric Hazard Function Estimation

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  PHAZE
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
PHAZE PSR-0432/01 Arrived 06-MAY-2002

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
PSR-0432/01 IBM PC
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

Phaze performs statistical inference calculations on a hazard function (also called a failure rate or intensity function) based on reported failure times of components that are repaired and restored to service.  Three parametric models are allowed: the exponential, linear, and Weibull hazard models.  The inference includes estimation (maximum likelihood estimators and confidence regions) of the parameters and of the hazard function itself, testing of hypotheses such as increasing failure rate, and checking of the model assumptions.
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4. METHODS

PHAZE assumes that the failures of a component follow a time-dependent (or non-homogenous) Poisson process and that the failure counts in non-overlaping time intervals are independent.  Implicit in the independence property is the assumption that the component is restored to service immediately after any failure, with negligible repair time.  The failures of one component are assumed to be independent of those of another component; a proportional hazards model is used.  Data for a component are called time censored if the component is observed for a fixed time-period, or plant records covering a fixed time-period are examined, and the failure times are recorded.  The number of these failures is random.  Data are called failure censored if the component is kept in service until a predetermined number of failures has occured, at which time the component is removed from service.  In this case, the number of failures is fixed, but the end of the observation period equals the final failure time and is random.  A typical PHAZE session consists of reading failure data from a file prepared previously, selecting one of the three models, and performing data analysis (i.e., performing the usual statistical inference about the parameters of the model, with special emphasis on the parameter(s) that determine whether the hazard function is increasing).  The final goals of the inference are a point estimate and a confidence interval for the hazard function at any time.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

PHAZE is limited to a maxima of 100 components and 40 failures per component.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

RSICC executed the sample problem in approximately 10 minutes.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES
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8. RELATED OR AUXILIARY PROGRAMS
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
PSR-0432/01 06-MAY-2002 Masterfiled Arrived
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10. REFERENCES
PSR-0432/01, included references:
- National Energy software Center
PHAZE, NESC No.1147, PHAZE Flexible Disk Cartridge Description,
Note 92-13 (October 15, 1991)
- C.L. Atwood
"User's Guide to PHAZE, A Computer Program for Parametric Hazard
Function Estimation"
EGG-SSRE-9017 (July 1990)
- C.L. Atwood
"Estimating Hazard Functions for Repairable Components"
EGG-SSRE-8972 (May 1990)
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11. HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

PHAZE is designed for an IBM PC or compatible computer.  A math coprocessor is required to run the executable module.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
PSR-0432/01 FORTRAN-77
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13. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:  DOS 3.0 or higher is required on an IBM PC.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHOR

Contributed by: Radiation Safety Information Computational Center
                Oak Ridge National Laboratory
                Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U. S. A.
Developed by:   Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory,
                Idaho Falls, Idaho, through
                the Energy Science and Technology Software Center,
                Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
PSR-0432/01
README  readme file
PHAZE.EXE executable file
Frozen2.for  source code
Frozen3.for  source code
RDSTUFF.FOR  source code
STATMAT.FOR  source code
DRIVER.FOR  source code
MOVDEMO.DAT data file
QQDEMO.OUT output file
EXAMPL.OUT output file
RDSTUFF.ANS Source code
FROZEN1.FOR  source code
READ.ME readme file
CHKLIST.CPS
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17. CATEGORIES
  • G. Radiological Safety, Hazard and Accident Analysis
  • P. General Mathematical and Computing System Routines

Keywords: calculations, hazard, risk assessment, statistics.