# Simulating fully 3D non-planar evolution of hydraulic fractures

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## Abstract

Three-dimensional model of fracture propagation is proposed. The model simultaneously accounts rock deformation in the vicinity of a fracture and a cavity, fluid flow inside the fracture and its propagation in the direction that is selected by a growth criterion. The results of the sensitivity analysis of model solution to the variation of model parameters are presented.

## Keywords

3D boundary element method Fracture initiation 2D fluid flow Hydraulic fracture propagation Numerical simulation Fully coupled## Notes

### Acknowledgments

Authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of this research by the Russian Scientific Fund under grant number 14-11-00234.

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