Experimental study on the seismic response of longhouses using scale models

Hashim, Huzaifa and Ibrahim, Zainah and Azim Shukri, Ahmad and Hastamam, Siti Nurhanis Yasmin and Lai, Sai Hin (2020) Experimental study on the seismic response of longhouses using scale models. Structural Engineering International: Journal of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), 30 (1). pp. 86-93. ISSN 10168664, DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/10168664.2019.1616515.

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Longhouses have a unique architectural value and represent the cultural heritage of ancient human settlements on the highland plateau in various parts of Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. However, seismic events in the locality and in neighbouring countries have increased awareness of and concern over the safety of buildings in the region. These buildings include the longhouse structures, some of which have stood for nearly 50 years and would probably stand for much longer were proper care taken of them. This study presents the use of scale models to initiate investigation on the seismic response of the longhouses. A shaking table was used to simulate the seismic motions. From the experimental work, it was determined that the stilt-like column sections and the roof level of the longhouses have a high risk of excessive deformation during seismic motions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Longhouse; Scale model; Seismic; Shaking table; Timber structure
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2024 04:47
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 04:48
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/36961

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