# Publications

## Point-line spaces related to Jordan pairs Ghent University

A point-line space is an abstract geometric object that consists of a set of points and a set of lines such that on each line there are at least two points. A large class of point-line spaces with high symmetry comes along with buildings, combinatorial objects that are introduced by Jacques Tits and help to study algebraic objects with geometric methods.To formulate quantum mechanics as abstract and general as possible, the physicist Pascual ...

## On exceptional Lie geometries Ghent University

Parapolar spaces are point-line geometries introduced as a geometric approach to (exceptional) algebraic groups. We characterize a wide class of Lie geometries as parapolar spaces satisfying a simple intersection property. In particular, many of the exceptional Lie incidence geometries occur. In an appendix, we extend our result to the locally disconnected case and discuss the locally disconnected case of some other well-known characterizations.

## Generalized hexagons and Singer geometries Ghent University

In this paper, we consider a set L of lines of PG(5, q) with the properties that (1) every plane contains 0, 1 or q + 1 elements of L, (2) every solid contains no more than q(2) + q + 1 and no less than q + 1 elements of L, and (3) every point of PG(5, q) is on q + 1 members of L, and we show that, whenever (4) q not equal 2 (respectively, q = 2) and the lines of L through some point are contained in a solid (respectively, a plane), then L is ...

## Ree geometries Ghent University

We introduce a rank 3 geometry for any Ree group over a not necessarily perfect field and show that its full collineation group is the automorphism group of the corresponding Ree group. A similar result holds for two rank 2 geometries obtained as a truncation of this rank 3 geometry. As an application, we show that a polarity in any Moufang generalized hexagon is unambiguously determined by its set of absolute points, or equivalently, its set of ...

## Finite fields and Galois geometries Ghent University

In 1954 Segre proved the following celebrated theorem : In PG(2, q), with q odd, every oval is a nonsingular conic. Crucial for the proof is Segre's Lemma of Tangents, where a strong result is deduced from the simple fact that the product of the nonzero elements of GF(q) is -1. Relying on this Lemma of Tangents he was able to prove excellent theorems on certain point sets in PG(2,q). To this end he also generalized the classical theorem of ...

## Simple microfluidic stagnation point flow geometries KU Leuven

A geometrically simple flow cell is proposed to generate different types of stagnation flows, using a separation flow and small variations of the geometric parameters. Flows with high local deformation rates can be changed from purely rotational, over simple shear flow, to extensional flow in a region surrounding a stagnation point. Computational fluid dynamic calculations are used to analyse how variations of the geometrical parameters affect ...

## Simplified models of stellar wind anatomy for interpreting high-resolution data Analytical approach to embedded spiral geometries KU Leuven

Context. Recent high-resolution observations have shown that stellar winds harbour complexities that strongly deviate from spherical symmetry, which generally is assumed as standard wind model. One such morphology is the Archimedean spiral, which is generally believed to be formed by binary interactions, as has been directly observed in multiple sources. Aims: We seek to investigate the manifestation in the observables of spiral structures ...

## Electrothermal Simulation of Bonding Wire Degradation under Uncertain Geometries KU Leuven

© 2016 EDAA. In this paper, electrothermal field phenomena in electronic components are considered. This coupling is tackled by multiphysical field simulations using the Finite Integration Technique (FIT). In particular, the design of bonding wires with respect to thermal degradation is investigated. Instead of resolving the wires by the computational grid, lumped element representations are introduced as point-to-point connections in the ...

## Torsion Tool: An automated tool for personalising femoral and tibial geometries in OpenSim musculoskeletal models KU Leuven

Common practice in musculoskeletal modelling is to use scaled musculoskeletal models based on a healthy adult, but this does not consider subject-specific geometry, such as tibial torsion and femoral neck-shaft and anteversion angles (NSA and AVA). The aims of this study were to (1) develop an automated tool for creating OpenSim models with subject-specific tibial torsion and femoral NSA and AVA, (2) evaluate the femoral component, and (3) ...