Acehnese Vernacular House: The Study of Constructions and Materials Resilience

C. S. Saskia, D. Susanto, E. Suganda

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The substructure is an essential part of vernacular buildings, especially in an earthquake region. The substructure durability is proven since the vernacular house sustains while modern house destructed after the experienced earthquake. The use of substructure in the earthquake region is dominated by the stepped on stone pillars while the non-earthquake territory is dominated by pierced to the ground pillars. Researches hypothesized vernacular buildings in the ring of fire area will stable uses a stepped on the stone substructure and the joint wood system which interlocks the blocks. The purposes of this research are to determine whether the substructure can withstand the existing load, including earthquake and the wood material performance related to its durability in facing the weather and destructive biological factor. The test was done using a monotonic testing method to analyze the load exposed to the substructure. The moisture testing was also conducted in wood materials using Wood Moisture Detector MD818, and wood chemical structure was tested using FTIR. The result showed that the Aceh vernacular house was able to withstand earthquake load, including durable construction and material system. Aceh Besar vernacular house durability on earthquake was influenced by structure properties with a ductile value of 2.27.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012027
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2020
Event5th Friendly City International Conference: Enhancing Culture, Community and Environment, FCIC 2019 - Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
Duration: 12 Sept 2019 → …


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