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Physics Directorate

Introduction

  • Physics Directorate was established  along with creation of IRI in 1924.
  • Physics Directorate, pioneer of IRI, relates to basic and applied research at field and semi-field conditions.
  • Investigation/Testing for engineering Materials.

DISCIPLINES OF PHYSICS DIRECTORATE

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Hydrology, Environment & Groundwater
  • Engg. Materials & Quality Control
  • Geo-Synthetics & Canal Lining
  • GIS & Computer Section
  • Water Conservation & Soil Physics
  • Surface & Sub-Surface Drainage

RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Groundwater investigations for FDA-City housing scheme Faisalabad through Groundwater Modeling approach.
  • Trainings on GIS and Remote Sensing.
  • Coordination in Groundwater Monitoring, Modeling and Management component of LBDCIP.
  • Research Studies on Artificial Recharge of Aquifer in Punjab.
  • Determination of Soil Bearing Capacity for the construction of 2 No. VR Bridges under Rehabilitation of Irrigation System In Irrigation Zone Sargodha
  • Geotechnical Investigation for the construction of Head regulator of Khuda Yar disty. at RD. 91+800/L of Pakpattan Canal Upper (Irrigation Zone, Multan)
  • Geotechnical Investigation for the construction of Bridges at RD. 0+000 and 40+400 of Charrar Drain, Lahore Drainage Division, Lahore
  • Geotechnical Investigation For The Construction Of Laboratories And Workshop At Field Research Station, Babakwal
  • Geotechnical Investigation For The Construction Of Overhead Reservoirs In Rural Water Supply Scheme, Public Health Engineering Division, Harappa City District Sahiwal.
CURRENT ACTIVITIES
  • Training on GIS and Capacity Building of staff.
  • Groundwater, Modeling and Management Component of LBDCIP.
  • Monitoring of Pollution in Ravi River and its Impact on Groundwater.
  • Geo-technical and Geo-chemical Investigation for different Projects of Public and Private Sectors.
  • Construction Materials Testing for Quality control of different projects.
  • Establishment of Field Research Station at Babakwal and up-gradation of Labs
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