Anatolii Potapov, Igor Pavlov, Iana Verkhovskaia


The article presents the methods of non-destructive testing and evaluation of monuments of cultural heritage, verified by the example of technical analysis of the structure and the defective condition of the monument to Alexander III (St. Petersburg). The methodology includes a set of scientific and technical activities and consists of several blocks of analysis of the composition of materials and design features: visual-optical, capillary, acoustic-ultrasonic, acoustic-ultrasonic pulsed, thermal-imaging, X-ray fluorescence and metallographic.
The main results are the assessment of the technical condition of the monument to Alexander III, contributing to the development of restoration activities and conservation. The practical significance of the work is the accumulation of data about the structure and material of the monument, the development of recommendations for further research and restoration activities of similar objects of historical, cultural, and architectural value.


Non-destructive control methods, flaw detection, preservation of cultural heritage, cultural and architectural monuments

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