I am currently trying to process some data from a wire drawing (cold drawing) test. I would like to know how I can calculate the external work of plastic deformation due to wire drawing, which is basically the work done by the wire drawing machine.
The data that I have are the length and diameter of the brass wire before and after each wire drawing operation (brass was drawn 3 times) as well as the time and force data for the wire drawing operations.
Any form of help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.