The automotive industry benefits from our expertise in non-equilibrium plasmas, thermal (arc) plasmas, electromagnetics, combustion, and heat transfer.  The regulation-mandated move towards low-emission, lean-combustion, and smaller displacement, high-pressure combustion engines has motivated the industry to rethink existing combustion strategies.  Correspondingly, combustion ignition has now emerged as a major problem for these new systems.  Our simulation tools (e.g VizGlow™ , VizSpark™ , and ChemZone) have been used in the analysis and design of existing spark-plug designs, design of next generation spark-plugs, and next generation, unconventional, plasma-combustion ignition systems.  We have worked extensively with the industry through a number of consulting projects and software licensing agreements. Click here to learn more about automotive applications in the OverViz Simulation Suite.