Random number generator for the Birnbaum-Saunders distribution

Dong Shang Chang, Loon Ching Tang

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The Birnbaum-Saunders distribution has been shown to be the failure time distribution for fatigue failure in particular and for stochastic wear-out failure in general. In this paper, the random number generator for Birnbaum-Saunders distribution is addressed. In testing the proposed approaches several large samples were generated with various combinations of the paramenters. The probability plot is further applied to check the goodness-of-fit of each sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-348
Number of pages4
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Sep 1994


  • Birnbaum-Saunders distribution
  • probability plot
  • random number generator


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