Statistical knockdown factors for the axial buckling of anisotropic cylinders were derived for practical design purposes. The solution with the least amount of simplification in the linear bifurcation theory was chosen from the previously published solutions, and it was compared with more than 100 experimental results from the open literature. A-basis values (99% probability with 95% confidence level) and B-basis values (90% probability with 95% confidence level) of knockdown factors were obtained by using inferential statistics, i.e., inference concerning unknown aspects of a population by using a small sample.

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