A&A Student Computer Lab

The Aeronautics & Astronautics Student Computer Lab is located in Room 212 of Guggenheim Hall. The A&A computer lab is designed to provide all department students with access to the tools and software they need to be successful in their A&A coursework. The lab consists of 38 general-purpose PCs, several "restricted" PCs, 3 printers, and 2 scanners. The lab is a secured room, requiring students to swipe their Husky Card to gain entrance. This allows us to provide students with access to the lab 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are one of few computer labs on campus that allow 24x7 access!


General Purpose PCs


The A&A student computer lab has 38 general-purpose PCs.  These are available to all students, and are configured with all the mathematical and engineering software that a student should need for their A&A coursework, including:

  • Abaqus 6.14
  • AGI Satellite Toolkit (STK) 10.1
  • AMI VLAERO+ 2.2
  • ANSYS 14.5, 16.2
  • STAR-CCM+ 9.06, 10.04
  • Mathematica 9, 10.1
  • Hyperworks 13
  • LaTeX (incl. Ghostscript, Ghostview, MiKTeX, and WinShell)
  • Maple 18, 2015
  • MathType 6.9a
  • MATLAB R2014a, R2015a
  • SolidWorks 2014 SP5, 2015 SP4
  • Tecplot 360 2015 R2
  • FEMAP v10
  • UGS NX/Nastran 6
  • Visual ModelQ

All of these computers include 64-bit processors and run a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows, as well as native 64-bit versions of much of the above software for added computing power. Two of these computers have attached Canon flatbed scanners and include Abode Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for image manipulation. All of the lab PCs include basic tools such as Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Reader, Mozilla Firefox, Apple QuickTime, and Roxio CD and DVD burning software.

"Restricted" PCs

In addition to the 38 general-purpose computers, the A&A computer lab has two "restricted use" computers. These computers are restricted to login by students enrolled in the Capstone Airplane Design class during Winter and Spring quarters.


The A&A student computer lab has 2 printers, including one color printer. Printing is available to all students for a nominal fee. See Printing Information for more detail.

Personal Laptops

Students with access to the A&A student computer lab are welcome to bring their personal laptop computers into the lab, as long as they do not prevent students from using open computers. There are some "empty" work tables in the lab with power and Ethernet ports available for students who chose to work using their personal laptops. Wireless network access is provided in the lab through the UW Technology wireless network.

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