Over the years scale model measurements have been performed, which has been used to validate and calibrate LOCKFILL. These measurements show how well LOCKFILL performs for different lock types, water level differences etc.

Nowadays, Lockfill is used in many projects to calculate the maximum longitudinal forces during the design process of a lock. For example, LOCKFILL has been used in 2015 for the new navigation lock of IJmuiden. This lock has a length of 500 meters and a width of 70 meters.