BAE Systems: Submarine Design in a Changing World

How BAE Systems used TRIZ to deliver innovation in major design changes for submarine

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Questions Answered 

  • How BAE Systems used Oxford TRIZ to innovate submarine design
  • The benefits of TRIZ Function Maps for effective function thinking
  • How TRIZ Principles can influence the design process

The Oxford TRIZ team has worked with BAE teams on many submarine problems in all areas including new design, innovation , cost saving, manufacturing, safety and human factors.

Over the years of working together we have helped their dedicated engineers deliver innovation on a whole range of issues from invention of new escape systems to complete redesign of next generation submarines – with projects from several months to a few days (our rapid response problem solving). In this case study two TRIZ champions Mike Wear and John Salisbury show how TRIZ helped them frame their challenges and plan the best ways forward – in the most innovative and cost effective ways.

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What can you learn from this case study?

  • How BAE used The 9 Boxes of Time and Space to isolate key cost drivers and identify the technical challenges associated with their resolution
  • The benefits of Functional Analysis for suggesting solutions and understanding their overall impact 
  • How TRIZ problem solving principles helped TRIZ create a submarine design philosophy to reduce cost and increase innovation

How will this benefit you? 

  • Learn how you can use the TRIZ problem solving principles to improve your design process
  •  Find out how using TRIZ will remove long-held, untrue beliefs and replace them with fact
  • Understand how BAE changed their approach to designing and innovating submarines based on the TRIZ principles 

Please note this case study was written in 2006.

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