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


Monday, 18 November 2019
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
Reuben Govender presenting
12th International Conference on the Dynamic Behaviour of Materials (DYMAT)

The 12th International Conference on the Dynamic Behaviour of Materials (DYMAT-2018) was held in Arcachon, France, from 9-14 September 2018. Both Trevor Cloete and Reuben Govender presented papers at this conference, which were well received.

Publication Date:
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 - 23:15