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Structural Fibers in Thin Concrete Overlays

  • Nov 5, 2018 (10:00 - 11:30 am CT; 9:00 - 10:30 am MT)
    Webinar (desktop or laptop access)


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Due to increasing budget constraints, there is interest in economizing pavement structures by reducing the panel thickness or increasing the service life of the pavement. In order to achieve this goal, many paving industries are often using structural fibers in thin concrete pavements and overlays. This presentation will cover the research conducted by University of Minnesota Duluth to study the benefits of using structural fibers in thin concrete pavements and overlays. The presentation will include the performance review of many existing fiber reinforced thin concrete overlays constructed in various states, and laboratory test results characterizing the fibers’ benefits. The scope of the ongoing MnROAD research work aimed at studying the field performance of FRC concrete pavements-at-grade and overlays will be included in this presentation.


Dr. Manik Barman is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth and conducts research on a range of pavement engineering problems, emphasizing pavement design, maintenance, materials, and sustainability. Some of his current research projects deal with the following: application of structural fibers in concrete pavements and overlays; best practices manual for pothole patches; cost effectiveness of different crack-sealing methods; influence of recycled asphalt materials on the thermal cracking resistance of asphalt mixes; and high-density asphalt mixes. He is actively involved in several professional organizations and currently serves as a member in the two standing committees of the Transportation Research Board. Dr. Barman received his Ph.D. and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, respectively. Before joining UMD in 2015, he served as a senior research fellow at the University of Oklahoma.

Target Audience

Pavement designer, materials staff, project programmers, road and street supervisors/managers.

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