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The Impact of the Near-Tip Logic on the Accuracy and Convergence Rate of Hydraulic Fracture Simulators Compared to Reference Solutions

By Brice Lecampion, Anthony Peirce, Emmanuel Detournay, Xi Zhang, Zuorong Chen, Andrew Bunger, Christine Detournay, John Napier, Safdar Abbas, Dmitry Garagash and Peter Cundall

Submitted: September 4th 2012Reviewed: February 21st 2013Published: May 17th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/56212

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Brice Lecampion, Anthony Peirce, Emmanuel Detournay, Xi Zhang, Zuorong Chen, Andrew Bunger, Christine Detournay, John Napier, Safdar Abbas, Dmitry Garagash and Peter Cundall (May 17th 2013). The Impact of the Near-Tip Logic on the Accuracy and Convergence Rate of Hydraulic Fracture Simulators Compared to Reference Solutions, Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, Andrew P. Bunger, John McLennan and Rob Jeffrey, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/56212. Available from:

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