Application of the Ultrasonic Sounding Method for Monitoring the Preservation of Stone Monuments

Evgenii Nesterov, Vera Egorova, Vladislav Shakhov, Olga Frank-Kamenetskaya

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The present article summarizes the experience of application of the ultrasonic sounding method for appraisal of the preservation state of stone sculptural monuments in the urban environment (Saint-Petersburg). Essential information on the internal density inhomogeneities of the monument materials has been obtained. With the application of the Qualimetric approach, the extent stress–strain destruction of stone in the monuments under examination (from 5 to 73%) has been estimated and its dependence on the hardness of material and the shape of the object has been determined. The use of ultrasonic sounding provides new information about the mechanical destruction of the stone material of the urban monument.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions - Proceedings of 2nd Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration, EMCEI-2 2019
EditorsMohamed Ksibi, Achraf Ghorbal, Sudip Chakraborty, Helder I. Chaminé, Maurizio Barbieri, Giulia Guerriero, Olfa Hentati, Abdelazim Negm, Anthony Lehmann, Jörg Römbke, Armando Costa Duarte, Elena Xoplaki, Nabil Khélifi, Gilles Colinet, João Miguel Dias, Imed Gargouri, Eric D. Van Hullebusch, Benigno Sánchez Cabrero, Settimio Ferlisi, Chedly Tizaoui, Amjad Kallel, Sami Rtimi, Sandeep Panda, Philippe Michaud, Jaya Narayana Sahu, Mongi Seffen, Vincenzo Naddeo
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783030512095
StatePublished - 2021
Event2nd Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Environmental Integration, EMCEI 2019 - Sousse, Tunisia
Duration: 10 Oct 201913 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameEnvironmental Science and Engineering


Conference2nd Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Environmental Integration, EMCEI 2019

Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Information Systems


  • Monument’s destruction
  • Sound method
  • Stone monuments


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