Experimental Evaluation for Static Performance of I-Beam Concrete Slab System ;;;;;
Recently, there have been increased much concerns about repair and rehabilitation works for aged concrete structures. It is in particular known that due to repeated overburden vehicles, there are significantly increasing number of aged concrete bridge slabs, which are strongly needed to construct and rehabilitate by innovative construction method. The objective of this research is to develop the new construction method of concrete slab in bridge superstructure, which can contribute to minimize a traffic congestion during repair and rehabilitation works of aged concrete slab, and can sufficiently assure the quality through the minimization of in-situ works at the site. I-beams with punch holes, which are substituted instead of main reinforcing steels in concrete slabs, can be manufactured in accordance with the specification in the factory, and be preassembled into the panel. After erecting the preassembled panels in the site, concrete will be poured into the slab panel. This research is to investigate mechanical properties of I-beam with punch holes itself, and then to investigate structural properties of assembled I-beam panels through static test, of which result can be utilized for the development of the new constructional method for concrete slab in bridge superstructure.