Exact 3D scattering solutions for spherical symmetric scatterers
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In this paper, exact solutions to the problem of acoustic scattering by elastic spherical symmetric scatterers are developed. The scatterer may consist of an arbitrary number of fluid and solid layers, and scattering with single Neumann conditions (replacing Neumann-to-Neumann conditions) is added. The solution is obtained by separation of variables, resulting in an infinite series which must be truncated for numerical evaluation. The implemented numerical solution is exact in the sense that numerical error is solely due to round-off errors, which will be shown using the symbolic toolbox in MATLAB. A system of benchmark problems is proposed for future reference. Numerical examples are presented, including comparisons with reference solutions, far-field patterns and near-field plots of the benchmark problems, and time-dependent solutions obtained by Fourier transformation.