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Ridwan , Ph.D, Aff. M. ASCE

Work Fakultas Teknik Unri, Kampus Bina Widya Km 12,5, Simpang Baru Panam Pekanbaru Riau 28293




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Ridwan was conducting his PhD in civil engineering at University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. His research is in concrete structures, in particular the rehabilitation and strengthening existing concrete structures, combined with the use of non linear finite element analysis (NLFEA) to study the parameters regarding the use of new material. This research was conducted under supervision of Dr Samir Dirar.

PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, 2016
Thesis : Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column Joints Strengthened in Shear with Embedded Bars. Available at: online

Master in Civil Engineering, Gadjah Mada University, 2004
Thesis : Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beam Having Rectangular and Circular-Shaped Opening at Exterior RC Beam-Column Joints Subjected to Earthquake-type Loading. Available at: online

BSc in Civil Engineering, Islamic University of Indonesia, 1997
Thesis : Comparison of Soil Bearing Capacity on Shallow  Foundation Based on  Meyerhofs’s, Terzaghi ‘s and  Hansen’s Theories

Struktur Beton Dasar
Struktur Beton Gedung
Struktur Beton Jembatan
Dasar-Dasar Pemrograman
Aplikasi Komputer/CAD
Analisa Struktur Dengan Metode Matrik
Rekayasa Beton
Forensik dan Rehabilitasi Struktur
Perilaku Struktur
Pemodelan Analisis Struktur

Research Background
The recent spate of large earthquakes in Indonesia (Aceh 2004, Nias 2005, Padang and Tasikmalaya 2009) had devastating consequences. In Padang earthquake (2009), for instance, with the nature of its building and large population, 250,000 families affected through the loss of their homes and business (Griffith et al, 2010). An investigation conducted into the collapsed buildings showed that poorly designed concrete members and the lack of shear reinforcement in the joint were observed, even in the buildings that were constructed since the introduction of the Indonesia Reinforced Concrete Building Code (SNI 2002).

There are several techniques have been developed to enhance the performance of under-designed RC buildings, ranging from the traditional techniques (concrete jacketing and steel jacketing) to the so-called modern technique with the application of high strength fibres reinforced polymers (FRPs) material. However, experimental results have shown that FRP de-bonding remains the main drawback and prevent the utilisation of the high tensile strength of the FRPs.

A newly technique, namely deep embedded (DE) method was developed to strengthen shear deficient beam (Valerio et al., 2009, Chaallal et al., 2011). The successful of DE method was extended  to the strengthening of shear deficient beam-column joints conducted at the University of Birmingham (Ridwan, 2016). Beam-column joints that were strengthened using DE method exhibited more enhanced behaviour where damage occurred in the beam region at the early stages of loading, suggesting the outset of a beam hinging mechanism.


Test of Beam-Column Connection Strengthened with Deep Embedded Bars


Finite Element Model of Beam-Column Connection Strengthened with Deep Embedded Bars

Research Opportunities

Strengthening of existing reinforce concrete (RC) structure using fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs) material

Concrete-steel and or concrete-FRPs bond model on the use of deep embedment (DE) strengthening method

Non-linear finite element analysis of unstrengthened and strengthened RC structures

Structural health monitoring system

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Research Grant
Irsan Taufik Ali, Ridwan, Effect of Multimedia Implementation on Learning Management System to The Student’s ability in Mastering Course Material (2008)

Ridwan, Nonlinear Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beam Column Joints Subjected To Earthquake-Type Loading (2010)

Ridwan, Performance Evaluation of Wall Infill Frame in Moderate Seismic Zone (Case Study : Building in Pekanbaru City) (2010)

Zulfikar Djauhari, Ridwan, Kajian Eksperimental Pengaruh Dinding Bata Tanpa Tulang (URM) dan Dinding Bata Bertulang Terhadap Perilaku Portal Beton Bertulang Akibat Beban Gempa, Hibah Bersaing DIKTI 2011-2012

Ridwan, Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column Joints Strengthened in Shear with Embedded Bars, Ministry of Research and Higher Education of Indonesia Grant No. 323/E4.4/K/2012, 2012-2016

Zulfikar Djauhari, Ridwan, Keruntuhan Progresif Bangunan Beton Bertulang Sistem Ganda, Riset Unggulan Universitas Riau 2017

Zulfikar Djauhari, Ridwan, Keruntuhan Progresif Struktur Bangunan Beton Bertulang Pada Sistem Rangka Beraturan dan Tidak Beraturan, Riset Unggulan Universitas Riau 2018

Ridwan, Zulfikar Djauhari, Pemanfaatan Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Sebagai Alternatif Pengganti Tulangan Baja Konvensional Pada Struktur Beton Bertulang di Daerah Pekanbaru, Riset Unggulan Universitas Riau 2018

Ridwan, Bambang Suhendro, Andreas Triwiyono. Behavior of Reinforced Beam Having Rectangular and Circular-Shaped Opening at Exterior Beam-Column Joint. Jurnal Teknosains, XVIII, 1,2005. Available at: online

Fakhri, Ridwan, Suharni. Keteguhan Rekat Laminasi Empat Jenis Kayu Komersial Menggunakan Resin Urea Formaldehyde. Jurnal Sains dan Teknologi, 7, March. 2008. Available at: <>

Ridwan. Respon Elastik Balok Berlubang Empat Persegi Panjang Pada Joint Balok Kolom Eksterior Akibat Beban Gempa. Jurnal Sains dan Teknologi, 8, March. 2009. Available at: <>

Ridwan. Verifikasi Model Numerik Joint Balok Kolom Eksterior Beton Bertulang Akibat Beban Gempa. Jurnal Sains dan Teknologi, 9, March. 2010. Available at: <>

Ridwan, Zulfikar Djauhari, Redhi Delano. Studi Komparasi Analisis Pushover Portal Beton Bertulang Dinding Pengisi Bata Menggunakan Model FEMA 273 dan Saneinejad-Hobbs. Jurnal Sains dan Teknologi, 10, March. 2011. Available at: <>

Ridwan. Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column Subassemblages Subjected to Earthquake-type Loading Using Vector-5. Jurnal Dinamika TEKNIK SIPIL, 12, Mei. 2012. Available at: <>

Ridwan, Samir Dirar, Yaser Jemaa, Jian Yang, Mohammed Elshafie. Shear Strengthening of Exterior Beam-Column Joints Using Embedded Carbon Fibre Reinforcement Polymer Bars. 7th Biennial Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction, 9th – 11th September 2015,St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, UK. Available online at: <Indexed by Scopus>

Alex Kurniawandy, Shoji Nakazawa, Andy Hendri, Ridwan, Rahmatul Firdaus. Structural Building Screening and Evaluation. AIP Conference Proceeding 1892, 020031 (2017). Available online at DOI : 

Dhika Fazrian, Zulfikar Djauhari, Ridwan. Keruntuhan Progresif Struktur Rangka Beton Bertulang Sistem Ganda. Konferensi Nasional Teknik Sipil (KONTEKS) 11, 26th – 27th October 2017, Universitas Tarumanagara, Jakarta. Available online at:

Hendra, Reni Suryanita, Ridwan. Penggunaan High Damping Rubber Bearing System pada Struktur Bangunan Gedung Dengan Analisis Time History. 4th Andalas Civil Engineering (ACE) Conference 2017, 9th – 10th November 2017, Universitas Andalas, Padang. Available online at: <ACE Webpage>

Dhika Fazrian, Zulfikar Djauhari, Ridwan.Keruntuhan Progresif Gedung Beraturan Sistem Ganda. JTS UAJY.

Ridwan, Samir Dirar, Yaser Jemaa, Marios Theofanous, Mohammed Elshafie. Shear Strengthening of Exterior Beam-Column Joints using Embedded Steel Bars. Submitted to fib 2018 Congress,7 – 11 October 2018, Melbourne – Australia. Abstract accepted

Ridwan, Samir Dirar, Yaser Jemaa, Marios Theofanous, Mohammed Elshafie. Experimental Behavior and Design of Reinforced Concrete Exterior Beam-Column Joints Strengthened with Embedded Bars. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000883Journal of Composite for Construction-ASCE
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Ari Sandhyavitri, Alfian Malik, Imam Suprayogi, Manyuk Fauzi, Ridwan. Risk and Uncertainty in the Medan-Binjai Toll Road Infrastructure Project, Indonesia Based on the Stochastic Analyzes, June. 2018. Available at: <>

Ridwan, Samir Dirar, Yaser Jemaa, Marios Theofanous, Mohammed Elshafie. Strengthening of Seismically Deficient Exterior Beam-Column Connections using Embedded Steel Bars. DOI: 10.1051/matecconf/201927601007ICAnCEE 2018 Conference, 24 – 25 October 2018, Bali – Indonesia

Suriyati, Ridwan, Zulfikar Djauhari, Iskandar R Sitompul. Seismic Performance of Building Reinforced with CFRP Bars. DOI: 10.1051/matecconf/201927601021 .  ICAnCEE 2018 Conference, 24  – 25 October 2018, Bali – Indonesia.

Ardian Yolanda, Zulfikar Djauhari, Ridwan, Enno Yuniarto. Progressive Collapse of Regular and Irregular Reinforced Concrete Moment Frame. DOI: 10.1051/matecconf/201927601035 .  ICAnCEE 2018 Conference, 24  – 25 October 2018, Bali – Indonesia.

Ridwan, Samir Dirar, Yaser Jemaa, Marios Theofanous. Numerical and Analytical Modelling of RC Beam-Column Joints Shear-Strengthened with Embedded CFRP Bars. Advanced Composites in Construction 2019, 3rd – 5th September 2019, University of Birmingham, UK. <Abstract Accepted>

Ridwan, Yaser Jemaa, Samir Dirar, Zulfikar Djauhari. Analytical Prediction of Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column Joints Strengthened with Deep Embedment Method. International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Management, 26th – 27th September 2019, Grand Inna Padang, Indonesia. <Abstract Submitted>

Ridwan, 2009, Struktur Beton Dasar, Pusbangdik UNRI


Member of CEB-FIP Indonesia,  ID: B-0017-017
Member of American Society of Civil Engineers,  ID: 11480101
Editor, Proceedings of the ICAnCEE 2018 Conference

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