Development of a product platform for ship locks using DSM methods

Sjoerd C.M. Knippenberg, L.F.P. (Pascal) Etman, Jacobus E. (Koos) Rooda, E.J. Houwing, J.A. Vogel

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During the coming decades, a significant number of ship locks in the Netherlands is due for replacement or renovation. In this respect, Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), the executive branch of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, is investigating the options while allowing for the necessary variety in lock configurations to meet lock location specific requirements. This paper presents the development of a product platform for locks to standardize selected lock components and to reduce the level of variety within the portfolio. Considering components and parameters, that are the main determinants in civil-mechanic lock design, the required solution freedom in choosing component types is determined to arrive at feasible lock configurations. Feasible configurations are determined for the locks in the RWS portfolio. A component and design process DSM analysis is carried out to arrive at a decision sequence for selecting component types to configure a lock.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Dependency and Structure Modeling (DSM) Conference
EditorsHarold (Mike) Stowe, Tyson R. Browning, Steven D. Eppinger, Jintin Tran, Paulo Montijo
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherDesign Society
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-912254-06-4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Event21st International Dependency and Structure Modeling Conference, DSM 2019 - Monterey, United States
Duration: 23 Sep 201925 Sep 2019


Conference21st International Dependency and Structure Modeling Conference, DSM 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Component DSM
  • Precedence DSM
  • Product platform
  • Ship locks
  • Standardization


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