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Evaluation of Asphalt Patching and Crack Sealing Methods and Best Practices Manual

  • Feb 27, 2019 (2:00 - 3:30 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:30 pm MT)
    Webinar (desktop or laptop access)


DEADLINE: Friday, February 22, 2019


This presentation will cover the research conducted by University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) for Minnesota DOT to evaluate various asphalt patching methods. The research lead to a simple decision matrix and best practices manual for Minnesota field staff. The presentation will also cover an ongoing crack sealing research conducted by UMD to explore the performance of various crack sealing methods and materials on asphalt pavement.


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

Maintenance staff, road and street supervisors/managers.

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