Brief Report of Shaking Table Test on Masonry Building Strengthened with Ferrocement Layers
Teddy Boen*1, Hiroshi Imai*2, Febrin Ismail*3, Toshikazu Hanazato*4, and Lenny*1
Raya Pejuangan, Kebon Jeruk, Jakarta 11530, Indonesia
*2National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), Ibaraki, Japan
*3Andalas University, Padang, Indonesia
*4Mie University, Mie, Japan
Millions of non-engineered constructions in Indonesia are vulnerable to earthquake. Therefore, a simple, affordable and replicable method to strengthen the existing non-engineered construction in Indonesia is introduced. The retrofitting method described in this report is based on the principle of sandwich structures, having a masonry wall as core and covered on both sides with ferrocement layers. Numerical analysis result and shaking table test is included in this paper.
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