Configuring Ship Locks Using A Product Platform Based On DSM Methods

DS 112: Proceedings of the 23rd International DSM Conference (DSM 2021), Montréal, Canada, October, 12 - 14, 2021

Year: 2021
Editor: Harold (Mike) Stowe; Tyson R. Browning; Steven D. Eppinger; Jakob Trauer
Author: Knippenberg, S.C.M.; Pennings, W.J.; Etman, L.F.P.; Rooda, J.E.; Vogel, J.A.
Series: DSM
Institution: 1: Eindhoven University of Technology, 5600 MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands 2: Rijkswaterstaat, 3526 LA, Utrecht, The Netherlands
DOI number: 10.35199/dsm2021.3


Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), the executive branch of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, has announced that a significant number of ship locks in the Netherlands are due for renovation during the coming decades. The renovation of ship locks allows RWS to reconsider current existing preferences for lock design and to investigate options to develop a product platform for locks. This paper presents a method for the development of such a platform, based on the functions of a lock and the component alternatives to provide that function. By applying design structure matrix (DSM) modeling and value analysis methods, a ranked set of feasible lock configurations can be obtained that meets the specific requirements for a particular lock location while trading against the desired commonality in the family of locks. Preferred configuration attributes are to be incorporated in a product platform for locks to support RWS with the planned lock renovations.

Keywords: Ship locks, Product platform, Component alternatives, Component interface matrix, Value analysis


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