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Group divisible designs with block size four and group type [formula omitted]for more small [formula omitted]

Authors
Journal
Discrete Mathematics
0012-365X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
313
Issue
20
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.disc.2013.04.018
Keywords
  • Group Divisible Designs
  • Double Group Divisible Designs
  • Incomplete Group Divisible Designs
  • Pairwise Balanced Designs
  • Frame Self-Orthogonal Mendelsohn Triple Systems
Disciplines
  • Design

Abstract

Abstract Non-uniform group divisible designs are instrumental in the constructions for other types of designs. Most of the progress for the existence of {4}-GDDs of type gum1 is on the case when gu is even, where the existence for small g has played a key role. In order to determine the spectrum for {4}-GDDs of type gum1 with gu being odd, we continue to investigate the small cases with g∈{7,9,21} in this paper. We show that, for each g∈{7,9,21}, the necessary conditions for the existence of a {4}-GDD of type gum1 are also sufficient. As the applications of these GDDs, we obtain a few pairwise balanced designs with minimum block size 4. Meanwhile, we also improve the existence result for frame self-orthogonal Mendelsohn triple systems of type hn by reducing an infinite class of possible exceptions, namely n=9 and h≡2mod6, to eight undetermined cases.

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