Numerical Verification of the Schroeder–Webster Surface Types and Friction Compensation Models for a Metallic Specimen in Axisymmetric Compression Test

Three types of surfaces in the Schroeder–Webster (SW) theory, i.e., sliding, mixed, and sticking surfaces, have been verified via finite element analysis of an axisymmetric compression test for a metallic specimen. Judging from (i) the radial profile of the pressure at the top elements and (ii) the radial displacement at the top nodes, the three types of SW surfaces are not manifested in the numerical simulation. However, the SW friction compensation model developed for the SW-sliding surface is remarkably reliable in predicting the measured stress–strain curve of the barreled specimen down to the height-to-diameter ratio of 0.1. The origin of this reliability is discussed along with recommendations for using the SW friction compensation model for the SW-sliding surface.