A number of laboratories and other facilities are available to TRAC researchers at the UW.
Academic Computer Center, UW
Besides offering computing on a variety of mini- and mainframes from the Digital Equipment Corporation, Sequent, IBM, and UNISYS running several operating systems, the ACC offers access to a national collection of supercomputers over the Internet.
Interactive Computer Graphics and Human Factors Laboratory, UW
This laboratory aids research in areas related to visual simulation, human factors, and safety in the transportation domain. A recent addition to the laboratory is a real-time driving simulator, which consists of a fully instrumented dashboard, brake, and accelerator; adjustable car seats; and a windshield.
Quaternary Research Center, UW
Researchers use this center to study the processes that presently shape the environment and those that have operated on it for several million years. Cooperating faculty members come from fields as diverse as anthropology, chemistry, civil engineering, forest resources, geophysics, and zoology.
Structural Testing Machine, UW
The Department of Civil Engineering has a 2.4-million-pound capacity, universal hydraulic Baldwin testing machine, used for studying the tension, compression, or flexure of structural elements.
Wind Tunnel, UW
The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics offers a versatile facility for low-speed wind tunnel testing (maximum velocity 250 miles per hour). The wind tunnel has an 8 x 12-foot test section, auxiliary compressed air and model motor (AC) power supplies, and a real-time data acquisition and reduction system.
TRAC office at University of Washington
Our offices are located off-campus in the University District Building, Suite 535, 1107 NE 45th St., Seattle, WA 98105
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