Department of Mechanical Engineering

cooper-sam

Contact details

Room: 8E 3.7
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 385366
Email: sjgcooper@bath.edu

Personal website

Samuel Cooper

MEng PhD

Profile

Samuel Cooper has worked as a researcher in the Department of Mechanical engineering at the University of Bath since completing a PhD in May 2013.

He is currently employed on the UK Indemand project, a research centre aiming to improve the energy and material efficiency of the industrial sector.

Sam's thesis considered the performance of heat pumps and CHP operating in a range of conditions, focusing primarily on thermodynamic analysis of the technologies. This research required careful consideration of the contexts that different electrical grid mixes provide and the effect that these may have on the relative merits of different heat sources.

Sam’s studies have involved simulation of energy systems at various levels of detail and aggregation in order to assess their interactions. Although most of his work has focused on the analysis of specific systems, he is always keen to understand the bigger picture of the environment and context in which they operate.

Within the UK Indemand project, Sam’s work revolves around several themes:

  • analysing the extent to which thermodynamic limits may constrain future industrial systems and identifying potential efficiency opportunities in alternatives
  • investigating the potential for new technologies to affect total energy demands
  • relating energetic processes to the services which they supply
  • considering the potential consequences for the economy and for industrial GHG emissions of the changes to demand which may occur
  • studying potential synergies between the intermittency of renewable energy sources and industrial demand.

Publications

Articles

Cooper, S. J. G., Hammond, G. P., McManus, M. C. and Pudjianto, D., 2016. Detailed simulation of electrical demands due to nationwide adoption of heat pumps, taking account of renewable generation and mitigation. IET Renewable Power Generation, 10 (3), pp. 380-387.

Cooper, S. J. G., Hammond, G. P. and Norman, J. B., 2016. Potential for use of heat rejected from industry in district heating networks, GB perspective. Journal of the Energy Institute, 89 (1), pp. 57-69.

Rogers, J., Cooper, S., Cooper, S., Densley Tingley, D., Braithwaite, N., Moreno, M., Rodrigues, A. and Salvia, G., 2015. Product Longevity and Shared Ownership: Sustainable Routes to Satisfying the World’s Growing Demand for Goods. AIMS Energy, 3 (4), 547 -561.

Rogers, J. G., Cooper, S. J. G., O'Grady, A., McManus, M. C., Howard, H. R. and Hammond, G. P., 2015. The 20% house – An integrated assessment of options for reducing net carbon emissions from existing UK houses. Applied Energy, 138, pp. 108-120.

Cooper, S. J. G., Hammond, G. P., McManus, M. C. and Rogers, J. G., 2014. Impact on energy requirements and emissions of heat pumps and micro-cogenerators participating in demand side management. Applied Thermal Engineering, 71 (2), pp. 872-881.

Cooper, S. J. G., Hammond, G. P., McManus, M. C., Ramallo Gonzalez, A. and Rogers, J. G., 2014. Effect of operating conditions on performance of domestic heating systems with heat pumps and fuel cell micro-cogeneration. Energy and Buildings, 70, pp. 52-60.

Rogers, J. G., Mcmanus, M. C. and Cooper, S. J. G., 2013. Potential for reliance on solar water heating throughout the summer in northern cloudy climates. Energy and Buildings, 66, pp. 128-135.

McKenna, E., McManus, M., Cooper, S. and Thomson, M., 2013. Economic and environmental impact of lead-acid batteries in grid-connected domestic PV systems. Applied Energy, 104, pp. 239-249.

Cooper, S. J. G., Hammond, G. P. and Mcmanus, M. C., 2013. Thermodynamic efficiency of low-carbon domestic heating systems:Heat pumps and micro-cogeneration. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 227 (1), pp. 18-29.

Cooper, S. J. G., Dowsett, J., Hammond, G. P., McManus, M. C. and Rogers, J. G., 2013. Potential of demand side management to reduce carbon dioxide emissions associated with the operation of heat pumps. Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental Systems, 1 (1), pp. 94-108.

Conference or Workshop Items

Cooper, S., Cabrera Serrenho, A. and Owen, A., 2015. Complementary uses of Environmentally Extended Input Output Analysis and Material Flow Analysis to assess impacts. In: ISIE Conference 2015 - Taking Stock of Industrial Ecology, 2015-07-07 - 2015-07-10, UK.

Cooper, S., Owen, A., Cooper, S. and Cabrera Serrenho, A., 2015. Disaggregated Monetary Input-Output Tables as an alternative to Physical Input-Output Tables. In: ISIE Conference 2015 - Taking Stock of Industrial Ecology, 2015-07-07 - 2015-07-10, UK.

Rogers, J., Cooper, S., Densley Tingley, D., Cooper, S., Brathwaite, N., Moreno, M., Rodrigues, A. and Salvia, G., 2015. Product Renovation and shared ownership:Sustainable routes to satisfying the World’s growing demand for goods. In: Global Conference on Energy and Sustainable Development 2015, 2015-02-24 - 2015-02-26, Coventry University.

Cooper, S., Hammond, G., McManus, M. and Pudjianto, D., 2014. Impact of widespread adoption of heat pumps on peak demand for electricity, net of wind generation. In: Energy Systems Conference, 2014-06-24 - 2014-06-25, QEII Conference Centre.

Cooper, S., Evangelou, A. and Hammond, G., 2014. Indicative Energy Technology Assessment of NGCC Power Plants with CCS UK Perspective. In: 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering and Technology (ICETET'2014), 2014-05-30 - 2014-05-31, London.

Cooper, S., Hammond, G. and Norman, J., 2014. Potential for use of heat rejected from industry in district heating networks, UK perspective. In: Energy Systems Conference, 2014-06-24 - 2014-06-25, QEII Conference Centre.

Cooper, S. J. G., Hammond, G. and McManus, M., 2013. Performance implications of heat pumps and micro-cogenerators participating in demand side management. In: 3rd International Conference in Microgeneration and Related Technologies in Buildings: Microgen 3, 2013-04-15 - 2013-04-17.

Rogers, J., Cooper, S., Hammond, G. and McManus, M., 2013. Use of micro CHP plants to support the local operation of electric heat pumps. In: 3rd International Conference in Microgeneration and Related Technologies in Buildings: Microgen 3, 2013-04-15 - 2013-04-17.

Cooper, S., Hammond, G. and McManus, M., 2011. Thermodynamic analysis of efficient domestic heating systems. In: 2nd International Conference on Microgeneration and Related Technologies, 2011-04-04 - 2011-04-06.

Thesis

Cooper, S. J. G., 2013. Thermodynamic Analysis of Air Source Heat Pumps and Micro Combined Heat and Power Units Participating in a Distributed Energy Future. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). University of Bath.

Non-academic press

McManus, M. and Cooper, S., 2015. Climate targets are letting ‘outsourced emissions’ slip through the cracks. The Conversation

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