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