Fredhi Agung
Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) Surabaya, Indonesia

Q1: Please tell us about your current research.
Most of Indonesia's vessels are old ships, and almost of them was more than 25 years old. According torequirement of safety reason, shipowner come to classification society to classified his ships. Society will conduct assessment of safety of the ships include of systems and constructions. For ships construction, assessment conducts is for strength of ships constructions and fatigue of ships. Many method can be used for fatigue assessment, my research is fatigue crack propagation for welded ships structure with used fracture mechanic approach. Behaviour of crack closure will further investigated in correlation with crack propagation, and so Fracture mechanic approach can be applied for fatigue assesment of ships structure. It is needed many time to make computation and knowledge to conduct this research, but that is a chalenge for me to finish my research and resulted some new for this method.
Q2: Please tell us why you chose
       Osaka University
       and about your plans after graduation.
Osaka University is famous university for Naval Architect & Ocean Engineering field, many researcher & professor has been graduated from this university. And if you wanna to be good & excellence in your field come and join with people have good experience and knowledge. I have colleague in my company who is graduated from Osaka University and his recommended to me if you have chance to pass examination entrance to Osaka University, please get in cause Osaka university is the best university. This is the reason why i choose Osaka University. With the used of knowledge and skill which i already get & learned in Osaka university, i will continued the research in my company, and can contribute to development my company to grow up as well as another IACS member, and I realize that it is need long time.