Material Testing Referral Laboratory


 
 





Name                           :   Ashokkumar Shamrao Mahire

Qualification               :   MSc(Physics) BEd

Designation                :   Scientific Research Officer

Date of Birth               :   27/05/1975

Date of appointment  :   19/04/1999
Nationality                   :   Indian

Languages                  :   Marathi, Hindi, English

Phone no.                    :   0253-2530650
E-Mail                           :   mtdmerinsk@gmail.com
                                          eerlmt.nashikwrd@maharashtra.gov.in


Joining details
:
  • Joined on present position on 10.02.2016

  • Entered in MERI in April-1999

  •  Worked in the capacities of Senior Scientific Assistant(April 1999-2006), Scientific Officer(April 2006-2016) and Scientific Research Officer(Feb 2016 - till date)


Work Experience :

  • Seismological Instrumentation and seismic data analysis

  • Chemical and Physical properties of cement, sand, soil, leached material etc.

  •  Mix-Design of concrete etc.



List Of Personnel

 

.SrNo

Name 

Post 

Educational

Qualification

 

1

A.S.Mahire

Scientific Research Officer

M.Sc.(Physics) B.Ed.

2

Y,G.Bagul

Scientific Officer

BSc(Zoology)

3

D.C.Jadhav

AE-II

B.E.Civil,M.Tech(Const.Mang.)

4

B.B.Shinde

Assistant Engineer Gr.-II

B.E.Civil

5

D.M.Fartale

Junior Engineer

C.E.A/Professional DCE

6

B.P.Bhoye

Research Assistant

B.Tech (Agri. Engg.)

7

S.A.Patil

Research Assistant

B.Sc.(Chemistry) B.Ed.

8

S.S.Bhamere

Research Assistant

B.Sc.(Chemistry) B.Ed

9

V.D.Chaudhari

Research Assistant

D.I.E., M.Sc.(Physics)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 

B.K.Aher 

Junior Clerk 

12th

11

H.S.More

Peon

9th

12

L.V.Rathod

Peon

B.A .D.Ed.

13

H.V.Pathare

Peon 

10th

14

L.L.Gavali

Labour

2nd

15

T.S.Dambale

Labour

7th

16

B.L.Jadhav

Labour

7th

17

P.T.Godhade

Labour

7th

18

G.E.Jadhav

Labour

5th



Tests carried out in this department

(1.) Cement ( Physical and Chemical test)  (2.) Coarse Aggregate
(3.) Fine Aggregate                                        (4.) Mortar 
(5.) Concrete                                                   (6.) Large size cores (0.90m dia) 
(7.) Fly ash / Surkhi (Phy and Chem test)    (8.) R.C.C.Pipes 
(9.) A.C. Pipes                                                (10.) A.C.Sheets
(11.) Metals                                                     (12.) Bricks
(13.) Manglore Tiles                                       (14.) Flooring Tiles
(15.) Timber                                                    (16.) Glazed Tiles
(17.) Lime                                                        (18.) Hollow Blocks
(19.) Calibration                                              (20.) Leached Material
(21.) Gravel                                                      (22.) Sand
(23.) Soil                                                          (24.)T.C.L.Powder
(25.) Alum                                                        (26.) Paver Block
(27.) FRP Needle                                             (28.) Seepage water

Technical Committe



1.   Concrete Hand Book Chapter Committee.

 

Ø  This committee was formed as per instructions of Director General, MERI, Nashik vide office order no. 5/2012.

Ø  Chief Engineer, CDO, Nashik was the chairman of the committee and Scientific Research officer, Material Testing R.L. was  the Member Secretary of  this  committee.

Ø  Committee had finalized the  three chapters as 1) Ready Mix Concrete, 2) Placement of Concrete and 3) Self Compacting Concrete.

Ø  These 3 draft chapters had been submitted to Government of Maharashtra for approval and committee had been dissolved.

Ø  Out of these three chapters, two chapters has been finalized by Government of Maharashtra. They are

PWD Handbook No. 40 Ready Mix Concrete

PWD Handbook No. 41 Placement of Concrete

 

              These chapters has circulated in Public Work Department and Water Resource     
                Department, Maharashtra Government.



2.    Colgrout Review Committee.

 

Ø This committee is constituted as per the instructions of Director General,  MERI, Nashik. vide Office Order No.3, letter No.550,dtd. 13-06-2014 of this division.

Ø CE, CDO, Nashik is the chairman of the committee and Scientific Research officer, Material Testing Referral Lab  is  the Member Secretary of  this  committee.

Ø  Uptill now four meetings of these committee are conducted by this division.

               Final Report on Colgrout construction work are submitted to Director General, MERI,
                 Nashik. Vide letter No.610 dtd. 27-06-2018 of this division.

  

3. Ferro- cements Committee.

 

Ø This Committee is formed vide GR of Govt. of Maharashtra, dtd. 03-01-2015.

Ø CE, CDO, Nashik is the chairman of the committee and Scientific Research officer, Material Testing Referral Lab  is  the Member Secretary of  this  committee.

Ø Uptill now six meetings of these committee are conducted by this division.

Ø At the end of sixth meeting, the final draft of ferrocement technology is prepared.

Ø This draft chapters had been submitted to Government of Maharashtra for approval vide letter no. 18 dated 29/12/2017.

Ø The said chapter on ferrocement has approved by Government of Maharashtra vide letter dated 14/6/2018 and given the permission to publish a draft.

                     It is WRD Handbook No. 01 Ferrocement Construction.



4.   B.I.S. Committee

 

Ø Scientific Research officer, Material Testing Referral Lab is the Member of following three committees of B.I.S., New Delhi.

 

Sr. No.

Committee Number

 

Name of committee

 

1

WRD 9

 

Dams & Spillways Sectional Committee.

2

CED 2:1

 

Cement, Pozzolana & Cement additives Sub sectional Committee.

3

CED 53

 

Concrete Pipe Committee

Ø  Cement, Pozzolana & Cement additives Sub sectional Committee CED 2:1Under BIS New Delhi has formulate Specification Standard, named as   IS 16714:2018 Ground Granulated Blast furnace slag for use in Cement, Mortor and concrete-Specification. As Scientific Research Officer and Assistant Research Officer of this division are Principle member and Alternate member of the above committee respectively, the committee send the complimentary copy of IS 16714:2018 to this division.

  Every year, BIS New Delhi conducted the committee meetings. 

 SPECIAL WORK


1.     Testing Of Fiber Reinforced Plate (FRP).

      The agency provided 5 ton and 3 ton capacity plates. As per the  directives given by higher officials the following types of loads were  applied 
1)    Uniformly distributed load   
2)    Point load at the center of the plate

2.           Dimple Chemicals & Services Pvt. Ltd., Pune has tested product   Poly  Ironite Ceramic Cementitious (PICC) for its properties at central water and power station khadakwasla,pune to assess suitability of the product in repairs and rehabilitation of hydraulic structures. Considering the properties and various applications of PICC it was used for treatment to roof slab of cabin of Scientific research Officer for water proofing.

3
       
  Ferrocement Technology

Following Tests are carried out in this Division total 66 specimens are casted for testing i.e.  6 specimens for compressive strength of mortar, 18 specimens for compressive strength of ferrocement, 12 specimens for flexural strength test on ferrocement, 18 specimens for permeability test on ferrocement and  12 specimen for split tensile strength test.   

COMPLETED TECHNICAL REPORT    


Sr No

Name Of Technical Report

Remark

1

Possible Changes in quality of concrete using Polymer Fibre.

Mumbai Conference on dtd 8th April 2018.Proceedings and Certificate received to this office and submitted to administrative office, MERI, Nashik by letter No. 535/2018 dated 29/05/2018.

2

Compilation of test results for compressive strength of the drilled concrete cores for canal lining of various projects in maharashtra.

Final Submission of report is in progress.

 

         

TESTING WORK (From 01/07/2017 to 30/06/2018)



sr.no name of material no of samples no of tests
1 cement 427 2562
2 fly ash 105 163
3 coarse aggregate 28 112
4 fine aggregate 30 151
5 cbe/core/paver block 12 12
6 colgrout cores 3 9
7 R.C.C. pipes 0 0
8 bricks 0 0
9 mix design 26 26
10 calibration 51 51
11 chemical testing 29 169
  total 711 3255



ANNUAL RESEARCH PROGRAM (1/7/2018 TO 31/3/2019)

Sr.No. NAME OF RESEARCH SCHEMES/PROBLEMS
 1  Leakages from inspection gallery and foundation gallery Temghar project
 2  Study of various types of leached material of dams in Maharashtra
 3 Study of various dams in Maharashtra leaching excess amount of calcium content in leached material : Paper study                         
 4 Use of plastic in canal lining construction                                        
 5 Use of slag material in concrete : paper study                                
 6 Compatibility of chemical admixture with cement                             
 7 Study of seepage water and leaching materials of Upper Manar Medium Project. Nanded                                                                  
 8 Study of use of glass powder in concrete                                         
 9 Use of steel fiber in concrete                                                           
 10 Ferro cement lining for LBC of Lower Pendhi Project                    
 11  Study of Ferro cement lining for canal : paper study