Finite-difference time-domain simulations: Verification on head-related transfer functions of a rigid sphere model

JASA Express Letters (JASA-EL) Journal


This paper presents a verification procedure for finite-difference time-domain-simulated head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) from a simplified model of a human head, a sphere. The analytic solution required by the code verification is computed with the multipole reexpansion technique and used to estimate convergence rates. A solution verification process follows in which asymptotic predictions are computed. For the HRTFs considered and employed grids, results show that the convergence rates attain the expected first-order accuracy at lower frequencies, after which scattered estimates are observed. Results also reveal that the asymptotic predictions are accurate up to 10 kHz, after which bias is observed.

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