International Journal of Fracture

, Volume 201, Issue 2, pp 181–211 | Cite as

Simulating fully 3D non-planar evolution of hydraulic fractures

  • Sergey Cherny
  • Vasiliy Lapin
  • Denis Esipov
  • Dmitriy Kuranakov
  • Alexander Avdyushenko
  • Alexey Lyutov
  • Petr Karnakov
Original Paper


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.


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



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

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergey Cherny
    • 1
  • Vasiliy Lapin
    • 1
  • Denis Esipov
    • 1
  • Dmitriy Kuranakov
    • 1
  • Alexander Avdyushenko
    • 1
  • Alexey Lyutov
    • 1
  • Petr Karnakov
    • 1
  1. 1.NovosibirskRussia

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