Technology Application

Globally, statistics shows that disasters cause more significant and irreversible damage in developing countries, where the poorest and most vulnerable population groups feel the most severe impact, than in developed countries. An increasing and significant degree of protection against disasters in the developed countries by producing resources and technology for the introduction of effective prevention, mitigation and planning measures, together with vulnerability reduction schemes has contributed to this loss reduction in such countries. Although damage due to disasters cannot be avoided, but the case of reducing loss of life due to natural disasters more effective in developed countries than their counterparts in the developing world is needed to address. One of the key reasons for this is the implementation of effective resources and technology used by the developed countries, and the absence of such measures in the developing world. Thus, technology can play a significant role in the reducing disaster impacts.

This research cluster believes that the important step towards reducing disaster impact in term of the implementation of effective resources and technology is to correctly analyze the potential risks at the targeted location; from which measures with regard to resource and technology that can prevent, mitigate or prepare for emergencies are identified. This can involve a variety of activities ranging from minor structural changes to an existing building that make it more resistant to the impacts of natural hazards to major amendment of rules or government policies on building codes. As the application of technology covers a broad subject, the research technology application research cluster of TDMRC are focusing on applying and developing some technologies to reduce disaster impacts in Aceh-INDONESIA in this early stage. The adopted technologies should be simple, affordable, reliable and easy to maintenance and construct. This research group is also investigating the developed local wisdom (genius loci) resources and technology for further development.

  • Dr. Eng. Sugiarto, ST,M. Eng (Coordinator)
  • Bambang Setiawan, ST., M.Eng.Sc
  • Cut Mutiawati, ST, MT
  • Said Amir Azan, ST, M.Sc
  • Muhammad Ahlan, ST., M.Eng


Recent and Future Research
  • Application of passive noise for site effect study (in progress)
  • Investigation of the applicability of synthetic ground motions for areas with minimum seismometer recording stations (in progress)
  • Investigating Banda Aceh’s typical shop-house (ruko), a building that has both retail and domestic use, modal shape and natural frequency.
  • Investigating critical evacuation time during evacuation using stated preference survey and discrete choice approach
  • Investigating mode choice behaviour under emergency evacuation.
  • Determining an average speed considering mode used during emergency evacuation
  1. Identification of Education Aids Condition After Earthquake and Tsunami in Aceh 2004; Azmeri, Cut Mutiawati, Nafisah Al-Huda; 9th Annual International Workshop and Expo on Sumatra Tsunami Disaster and Recovery (AIWEST-DR 2014)
  2. Routes Planning of Tsunami Evacuation in Sub-District of Kuta Raja Banda Aceh city; Cut Mutiawati, M. Isya, Lulusi, RenniAngraini; ProsidingSimposium Nasional MitigasiBencana 2015 TDMRC UniversitasSyiah Kuala didukungoleh USAID (PEER Cycle 3); Banda Aceh, 21 – 22 Desember 2015
  3. Disaster Recovery Indicators of Housing Reconstruction: The Story of Post-Tsunami Aceh, Indonesia; Azmeri, Cut Mutiawati, Nafisah Al-Huda, Hilda Mufiaty; 2016th Aceh International Workshop and Expo on Sustainable Tsunami Disaster Recovery – AIWEST-DR 2016
  4. Setiawan, B. 2016. Banda Aceh-Indonesia strong motion simulation in the case of the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman mega earthquake. The 10th Aceh International Workshop and Expo on Sustainable Tsunami Disaster and Recovery, 22 -24 November 2016, Banda Aceh, Indonesia (paper accepted).
  5. Setiawan, 2016. Seismic Hazard Analysis of the Adelaide Region, South Australia. The 6th International Symposium on Earth-Hazard and Disaster Mitigation, 11-12 October 2016, Bandung, Indonesia (paper accepted).
  6. Setiawan, B. 2016. Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis incorporating Monte Carlo simulation. The 12th International Conference on Mathematics, Statistics, and their Applications, 4-6 October 2016, Banda Aceh, Indonesia (paper accepted).
  7. Setiawan, B., Jaksa, M., Griffith, M., and Love, D. 2015. HVSR recording duration for regolith sites: an experimental approach.  Proceedings of the Tenth Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Building an Earthquake-Resilient Pacific, 6-8 November 2015, Sydney, Australia.
  8. Setiawan, B., Jaksa, M., Griffith, M., and Love, D. 2015. Application of the single microtremor method to the Adelaide’s regolith. AFAC15 Conference, New Direction in emergency management, 1-5 September 2015, Adelaide, South Australia.
  9. Setiawan, B. and Kusuma, W. B. 2012. Banda Aceh-Indonesia Ground Response Analysis During the 2004 Indian Ocean Mega Earthquake. Proceeding of Commemorate the Legacy of Ralph B. Peck Seventh International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering and Symposium in Honor of Clyde Baker, Missouri University of Science & Technology di Wheeling (Chicago), Illinois-USA, ISBN: 1-887009-17-5.
  10. Setiawan, B. and Saidi, T. 2012. A Preliminary Results of Site-Specific Ground Response Analysis of Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Proceeding of 2nd Annual International Conference Syiah Kuala University 2012 and 8th IMT-GT Uninet Biosciences Conference, Banda Aceh, Indonesia ISSN:2089-208X, 22-24 November 2012, Hal: 218-225.
  11. Younger, J. S., Mattolie, R. A. and Setiawan, B. 2009. Site investigation for disaster reconstruction in Aceh, Sumatra. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 162, ICE London, Pages 41-47.
  12. Sugiarto, S., Miwa, T., Morikawa, T. (07/2016).  Recursive bivariate response models of the ex-ante intentions to link perceived acceptability among charge and refund options for alternative road pricing schemes. Transportation Letters:The International Journal of Transportation Research (online first). DOI/full/10.1080/19427867.2016.1228747
  13. Sugiarto, S., Miwa, T., Sato, H., Morikawa, T. (08/2016). Explaining differences in acceptance determinants towards congestion charging policies in Indonesia and Japan. Journal of Urban Planning and Development (ASCE) (online first).  DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)UP.1943-5444.0000360
  14. Sugiarto, S., Lulusi., Sofyan M. Saleh. (2015). An assessment of the capacity drops at the bottleneck segments: A review on the existing methodologies. Aceh International Journal of Science and Technology, 4(1), 64-77. DOI:10.13170/aijst.4.2.2544
  15. Sugiarto, S., Miwa, T., Sato, H., Morikawa, T. (2015). Use of latent variables representing psychological motivation to explore citizens’ intentions with respect to congestion charging reform in Jakarta. Urban, Planning and Transport Research, 3(1), 46-67. DOI:10.1080/21650020.2015.1037964
  16. Sugiarto, S., Miwa, T., Sato, H., Morikawa, T. (2015). Understanding the Effects of Various Factors on the Public Response to Congestion Charge: A latent Class Modeling Approach. Journal of Transportation Technologies, 5(2), 76-87. DOI: 10.4236/jtts.2015.52008
  17. Sato, H, Sugiarto, Miwa, T., Morikawa, T. (2014). Comparison analysis on acceptability of road pricing policy between Jakarta and Nagoya. Journal of the City Planning Institute of Japan, 49(3), 441-446. DOI:10.11361/journalcpij.49.441
  18. Sugiarto, Miwa, T., Sato, H., Morikawa, T.(2014). Transportation Expenditure Frontier Models in Jakarta Metropolitan Area. Social and Behavioral Sciences, 138, 148-158. DOI:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.07.190
  19. Sugiarto, Limanond, T. (2013). Impact of On-street Parking on Urban Arterial Performance: A Quantitative Study on Travel Speed and Capacity Deterioration. Aceh International Journal of Science and Technology, 2(1), 63-69. DOI:10.13170/aijst.2.2.697
  20. Sugiarto, Limanond, T., Nakatsuji, N. (2012). Dropped in Capacity and Traffic Speed of Urban Arterial: A Case Study at U-Turn Section in Aceh Province, Indonesia. Aceh International Journal of Science and Technology, 1(3), 73-80. DOI: 10.13170/aijst.1.3.136
  21. Sugiarto. (2012). Traffic Breakdown Mechanism of Hidden Bottleneck: A Case Study of U-turn Section on An Arterial Road, JurnalTeknikSipil, 1, 67-76.
  22. Lazuardi, R., Sugiarto, S., (2016). Road Accident Characteristics Analysis Using Minor Statistics (Case Study: Rama Setia Road, Banda Aceh. 4th Asian Academic Society International Conference (AASIC), 10-12 Mei, Bangkok, Thailand.
  23. Sugiarto, S., Agustian, R., (2016). Analisisprioritaspenanganansegmenrawankecelakaan (road hazard) untukruasjalanrawankecelakaan di kota Banda Aceh. Seminar Nasional Tengah Tahunan Forum StudiTransportasiantarPerguruan Tinggi (FSTPT), 18-19 Apri, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
  24. Sugiarto, Miwa, T., Sato, H., Morikawa, T. (2014). Congestion charging: influence of public consciousness on acceptability in Jakarta metropolitan area. (scientific paper),  21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, 7-11 September, Detroit, USA.
  25. Sugiarto, Miwa, T., Sato, H., Morikawa, T. (2014). Transportation Expenditure Frontier Models in Jakarta Metropolitan Area. 9th International Conference on Traffic & Transportation Studies, 1-2 August, Shaoxing, China.