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Getting Brains into Gear with the Feko Student Competition

April 29, 2014
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The popular FEKO Student Competition is once again open to all under-graduates and post-graduates who work on a supervised project in electromagnetic engineering and make use of FEKO. This annual competition is an opportunity for students to showcase their work.

There are some attractive prizes up for grabs – a state-of-the-art laptop computer or attendance to an industry related conference anywhere in the world! Online gift vouchers are also up for grabs for the winning student’s supervisor.

“Our distributors and resellers around the world are committed to supporting engineering education and encourage the students in their regions to enter.

By using FEKO they gain experience with a leading CEM tool that is widely used in industry,” explains Ulrich Jakobus, Director of EM Software & Systems–S.A.  Institutions can apply for free Classroom Licenses for FEKO, which helps students to learn the basic electromagnetic principles or to investigate the finer intricacies of the different CEM techniques. The hybridisation of these techniques enable advanced research that would not be possible with a code that relies on a single technique.

 “The memory limit on classroom licenses is now 1 GByte which enables the demonstration of larger problems to students and is also more suitable for use by students in their individual projects,” says Gronum Smith, Team Leader Marketing at EMSS. He added that students are most welcome to contact FEKO regarding free licenses for the competition.

Chenchen Li from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA was the 2013 winner with his presentation entitled “Dynamic Radar Signatures of Wind Turbines – Simulation and Measurement”.  Chenchen investigated the dynamic backscattering of a single small wind turbine.  http://www.feko.info/about-us/News/feko-student-competition-results-for-2013

More information along with the T’s & C’s can be found at www.feko.info.

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