In this article, we present a Bayesian analysis with convex tent priors for step-stress accelerated life testing (SSALT) using a proportional hazard (PH) model. As flexible as the cumulative exposure (CE) model in fitting step-stress data and its attractive mathematical properties, the PH model makes Bayesian inference much more accessible than the CE model. Two sampling methods through Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms are employed for posterior inference of parameters. The performance of the methodology is investigated using both simulated and real data sets.
N. Sha, Hao Yang Teng
International Journal of Statistics and Probability