Volume 127, Issue 2, February 2010
Index of content:
- ACOUSTICAL MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION 
A mesh-free approach to acoustic scattering from multiple spheres nested inside a large sphere by using diagonal translation operators127(2010); http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.3277219View Description Hide Description
A multiple-scattering approach is presented to compute the solution of the Helmholtz equation when a number of spherical scatterers are nested in the interior of an acoustically large enclosing sphere. The solution is represented in terms of partial-wave expansions, and a linear system of equations is derived to enforce continuity of pressure and normal particle velocity across all material interfaces. This approach yields high-order accuracy and avoids some of the difficulties encountered when using integral equations that apply to surfaces of arbitrary shape. Calculations are accelerated by using diagonal translation operators to compute the interactions between spheres when the operators are numerically stable. Numerical results are presented to demonstrate the accuracy and efficiency of the method.