Abstract:A systematic approach using the null-field integral equation in conjunction with the degenerate kernel is employed to solve the multiple radiation and scattering problems. Our approach can avoid calculating the principal values of singular and hypersingular integrals. Although we use the idea of null-field integral equation, we can locate the point on the real boundary thanks to the degenerate kernel. The proposed approach is seen as one kind of semi-analytical methods, since the error is attributed from the truncation of spherical harmonics. Finally, the numerical examples including one and two spheres are given to verify the validity of proposed approach.