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


Sunday, 23 January 2022
DYMAT Webinars and PhD Competition

With the COVID pandemic limiting opportunities for in-person conferences and symposia, the DYMAT organisation is hosting more webinars and online conferences on topics related to dynamic material response and high rate loading. A list of recorded webinars is available via the DYMAT web page ( and DYMAT also have a Youtube channel that hosts the videos (DYMAT Youtube ). 

Publication Date:
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 - 12:45
Congratulations to December 2020 Graduates!

Several BISRU postgraduate students completed their studies and graduated in the recent graduation ceremony held online on 15 December. Congratulations to all of you for this wonderful achievement! We are very proud of the quality of research conducted by BISRU PG students!

Publication Date:
Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 11:15
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