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

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

B.Sc.

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

V B  Sonawane

Junior Scientific Assistant

M.Sc(Organic Chemistry) B.Ed 

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)

 

     

11 

B.K.Aher 

Senior Cierk 

12th 

 

 

 

 

12

B.J.Darade

Junior Clerk

B.A 

13 

H.V.Pathare 

Junior Clerk 

10th 

 

 

 

 

14

L.L.Gavali

Labour

2nd

 

 

 

 

 

     



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 01/04/2019 to 31/03/2020)



sr.no name of material no of samples no of tests
1 cement 451 2709
2 fly ash 6 24
3 coarse aggregate 2 4
4 fine aggregate 4 14
5 cbe/core/paver block 42 42
6 colgrout cores 0 0
7 R.C.C. pipes 73 156
8 bricks 1 3
9 mix design 81 81
10 calibration 44 44
11 chemical testing 42 249
  total 746 3326



ANNUAL RESEARCH PROGRAM (1/4/2020 TO 31/3/2021)

Sr.No. NAME OF RESEARCH SCHEMES/PROBLEMS
   
 1  Study of various types of leached material of dams in Maharashtra
 2 Study of leakages proofing (chemical) material available in market to avoid the leaching through various dams in maharashtra.                         
3 Use of slag sand in concrete                                      
Compatibility of chemical admixture with cement part 2                                
Study of use of glass powder in concrete                            
6 Use of steel fiber in concrete                                                      
7 Study of Ferro cement lining for canal : paper study