Buried Charges
Studies are carried out to gain better understanding of landmine effects (buried charges). Various parameters such as depth of burial, stand-off distance, moisture content, type of soil and casings are investigated
Cylindrical Shells subjected to lateral blast
Cylindrical shells are clamped at both ends and subjected to lateral blast load in the mid span. The study is carried out to gain better understanding of how structures such as pipelines response to localised blast load
A group of BISRU students and staff
Meet the team
Meet the staff and students who make up BISRU and learn more about their origins, ambitions and what research makes them tick.
Blast Impact and Survivability Research Unit
Big Blast in Touwsrivier


Thursday, 29 October 2020
Post Doctoral Research Fellowship Available

BISRU is seeking applications for a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, to conduct research in the area of blast injuries in urban, civilian environments and liaise with collaboraters engaged in similar activities. Candidates must have completed their PhD in the last five years, or can demonstrate that they have submitted their PhD and are currently under examination. Further details for applications are in the linked PDF of the advertisement

Publication Date:
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 - 15:30
UCT Open Day 2019

BISRU students and staff inspire young learners at UCT Open Day 2019.

Publication Date:
Wed, 15 May 2019 - 14:15
Blast Injury Workshop

BISRU hosts international multi-disciplinary blast injury workshop in collaboration with the University of Southampton.

Publication Date:
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 - 07:45
Prof. Langdon's research recognised by NRF Ratings Upgrade

BISRU is proud to share that Professor Genevieve Langdon, our Director and Head of Department, was reviewed by the South African National Research Foundation and her NRF Researcher Rating upgraded to B3. 

Publication Date:
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 - 18:15