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Mahesh Varma

Qualification: B. E. Civil, M.Tech (Aero - Structures) – IIT Bombay, Ph.D. - IIT Bombay, Post-Doc - Politecnico Di Milano

Current Position: Director, Nandadeep Designers and Valuers Pvt Ltd.

Past position: Postdoctoral research position at Politecnico di Milano

Experience: Dr. Mahesh Varma is civil engineering graduate. He did his bachelor of engineering for govt. engineering collage Aurangabad in 1997, and then followed by his post-graduation study and doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay). He did his post-doc in masonry domes from Politecnico Di Milano (Technical university of Milan). He has many research contributions published in international journals and conferences regarding un-reinforced AVD masonry structures. He was honorary member of scientific committee for the ‘Domes in the World’, international conference at Florence. He is sitting member for syllabus committee for Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Govt. Engineering Collage Aurangabad (Autonomous institute), Govt. Politechnic Aurangabad (Autonomous institute) and Director of technical education – Maharashtra state.
He has designed PSC (spun concrete) high mast of upto 35 meter for new Mumbai region. He has worked for KEC international and Beton concrete for many Prestress spun concrete (PSC) products for projects in India and abroad. He has also remained associated with RDB, Italy for their precast housing product designs.
Dr. Mahesh Varma is passionate about AVD construction possibilities, and has played key role in design of worlds larges span masonry dome – Global Pagoda at Mumbai with the clear span of 85 meter. “Nandadeep” is registered in the Limca book of records for designing of this outstanding structure. He is giving consultancy to many other AVD structures which include the library building near Nasik, Jap mandir at Palitana, government guest house and other residential and commercial projects.
He is academically well connected with many technical institute by joint research activities, like with IITs and Politecnico Di Milano.

Research/ Publications:
1. M. Varma, S. Ghosh, G. Milani, Finite Element Thrust Line Analysis (FETLA) of Axisymmetric Masonry Dome with Meridian Cracks, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 865, pp. 397-402, 2017.
2. ‘Finite element thrust line analysis of axisymmetric masonry domes’, Int. Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation, 2016 Vol.1, No.1, pp.59 - 73, 2016.
3. ‘Alternative construction materials/ methods using lime and stone’, 49th Engineers day issue, The Institute of Engineers (Qatar Chapter), 2016.
4. ‘Effect of tension rings on the stability of axisymmetric masonry domes’, Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing (Civil-Comp 2015), Prague, Czech Republic, September 2015.
5. 'Grand Pagoda: world’s largest span masonry dome', Domes in the World - International Scientific Congress, Florence, 19 – 23 March 2012.
6. ‘Thrust Line Using Linear Elastic Finite Element Analysis for Masonry Structures’, Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 133-134, pp. 503-508, 2010.
7. ‘Tension Ring in Masonry Dome’, International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Construction, New Delhi, Volume 2, Pg 1187 -1193, December 2006.
8. ‘Stability of Masonry dome- Special emphasis on Gol Ghumbaz’, International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Construction, New Dehli, Volume 3, Pg 1789 – 1794, December 2006.
9. ‘External node in finite element method’, ICTACEM 2004 [International conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics], Pg 91, December 2004.
10. ‘Intricacies in construction of Grand Pagoda in stone masonry’, Concrete India, Journal of Indian chapter of American Concrete Institute [ACI], volume 19 No.1, Pg 8-11, Jan/Mar-2004.
11. ‘High Grade PSC piles for fast track construction’, National seminar, CEMON 2004, Conference on Fast track construction technology, Pg 71-74, 2004.
12. ‘Monumental Shell structures using stone masonry: some aspects’, International Symposium on new Perspectives on for Shell and Spatial structures, Taipei, Taiwan, Pg 176-177, Oct 2003.
13. ‘Grand pagoda at Gorai creek (Design features)’, Structural engineering quarterly journal of Indian Society of Structural Engineers [ISSE], volume 3-4, Pg 6-11, December 2001.

Contact details
Email: mnvarma@nandadeep.org ,
Mobile: 9326 204 205

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