Graphs and Combinatorics

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 15–20 | Cite as

Symmetry and classification of certain regular group divisible designs

  • Bhagwandas
  • Sanpei Kageyama
  • Rahul Mukerjee


In this paper it is shown that a regular group divisible (GD) design, with parametersv, b, r, k, λ1, λ2 satisfyingrk − λ2v + 1 andλ2 = λ1 + 1, must be symmetric (i.e.,v + b). Furthermore, the parameters of such symmetric regular GD designs can be expressed in terms of only two integral parameters.


Integral Parameter Group Divisible Regular Group Group Divisible Design 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bhagwandas
    • 1
  • Sanpei Kageyama
    • 2
  • Rahul Mukerjee
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of IndoreIndoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsHiroshima UniversityHiroshimaJapan
  3. 3.Indian Statistical Institute and Hiroshima UniversityJapan

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