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Washington State
Transportation Center (TRAC)


TRAC-UW
1107 NE 45th St, Suite 535
UW Mailbox: 354802
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.543.8690
Fax: 206.685.0767
email: trac@uw.edu

TRAC-WSU
Sloan Hall, Room 101
PO Box 642910
Pullman, WA 99164-2910
Phone: 509.335.3175
Fax: 509.335.7632

WSDOT Research Office
Transportation Building
Washington State Department
of Transportation
310 Maple Park Avenue SE
PO Box 47300
Olympia WA 98504-7300
Phone: 360.705.7000

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Washington State Transportation Center

TRAC-UW

Facilities

 

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

By car, from I-5 northbound:
Take EXIT 169 toward N.E. 45TH ST. / University of Washington
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto 7TH AVE NE.
Turn RIGHT onto NE 45TH ST.
TRAC is on the corner of 11th Ave NE and NE 45th St, in the University District Building

By car, from I-5 southbound:
Take EXIT 169 toward N.E. 45TH ST. / University of Washington
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto 5TH AVE NE.
Turn LEFT onto NE 45TH ST.
TRAC is on the corner of 11th Ave NE and NE 45th St, in the University District Building

Parking is on the streets or in various lots.

For bus routes to TRAC and the University of Washington, visit Metro Transit Trip Planner.