Rayleigh-Jansen method

Rayleigh-Jansen method

[¦rā·lē ′jan·sən ‚meth·əd]
(fluid mechanics)
A method for solving equations for compressible fluid flow past a body, in which the velocity potential for the difference between the fluid velocity and the velocity distant from the body (V) is expressed as a power series in the square of the Mach number corresponding to V.