4 0 obj 11 0 obj a thermally responsive actuator movable between actuated and deactuated positions, said thermally responsive actuator being situated in heat transfer relationship with said electrical heater and arranged to sequentially actuate said main electrical contacts from said normal position to said operated position and then open said normally closed auxiliary contacts when electrical current is initially supplied to said electrical heater, said thermally responsive actuator, electrical heater, main electrical contacts and auxiliary electrical contacts further being arranged to allow said auxiliary electrical contacts to cycle between closed and open positions after said main electrical contacts have initially been operated without moving said main electrical contacts from the operated position. The Cascade Design' Front Grille lends a sporty look to the car. Referring now to the drawings, a thermal relay in accordance with the invention includes a base 12 constructed of insulating material and upon which the components of the assembly are mounted. When the automotive wheel cornering property simulator needs to be used, the platform is first placed flat, and the two simulative wheels at one side of the longitudinal beam are close to one of the lines; force along the direction of the longitudinal beam is then applied on the model car, so that the model car can move, reverse force is then applied on the model car, so that the model car can return, and as the process is repeated, the transverse change of the motion track of the simulative wheels is observed; one long side of the platform is then lifted by 5 to 10 degrees, the steps are repeated, and the transverse change of the simulative wheels demonstrates the cornering property of the simulative wheels. Cornering Stiffness and Coefficients • The cornering stiffness will depend on tire properties such as: – tire size and type (e.g., radial, bias-ply, etc. Cornering lamps were first featured on US automobile lines in the early 1960's, appearing on the Cadillac DeVille in 1962. Three substantially conventional electrical tab terminals 14, 16, 18 are mounted on the base. These objects as well as others which will become apparent as the description of the invention proceeds are accomplished by providing a thermal relay with normally closed auxiliary contacts which are sequentially actuated after the main contacts are actuated and which control the power supplied to the relay heater. <> This delay time in deenergizing and the delay time in energizing has severely restricted the use of thermal relays. Continued operation of the flasher will cause the heater to heat bimetal actuator which will warp and eventually allow contacts 24 and 26 to close to actuate cornering lamp 60. <> During assembly, the conductor 56 is bent to the position indicated in dotted lines and by reference numeral 56'. Continued operation of the flasher F will cause continued movement of the thermally responsive bimetal actuator so that the auxiliary contacts consisting of end portion 46 and conductor 56 will open. 7 0 obj A thermally responsive actuator is preferably stamped and formed from flat bimetal stock and is mounted on the base 12 by riveting an integral horizontal mounting tab 36 to a boss 38 on the base. ���y�n�#ֻ�N���Ū�)V馃�wwOh3A������Q y%�T��>��m��G��C���E��rY�����U��ߝު(�PR'4�~���u�L5>�w�7,��_P�zY���N< ���a׌>��8�6����K~v(��w��ml~�_���oy�&�;^]�ׄX�d$f#���eiL��(`�k�J��}�z3��4���w*��}?��!U��������=z��u�9���6M�P'�+����������x������.yn}qykY�����j�œH�}�3������'��)� 1 is the structural representation of the embodiment of the invention. Thus, a substantial amount of time is involved between the time current to the heater is interrupted and the time the thermal relay contacts are deenergized. Aperture 48 is adapted to receive a rivet to accomplish the mechanical and electrical attachment of the contact leaf to tab 20 of terminal 14. High braking, cornering and turning forces create wide variations in both the levels and rates of aggregate polishing. The invention provides an automotive wheel cornering property simulator and usage thereof. 10 0 obj <> ?����R��:A��m�_=�7���Z����������?>66����޾}�Ν;��{��ӧOER�Ud:u>~�����)$\��+Ɉv�b4;!���͏��dY�"a�Mm˭�s�V����*H��Du�=tIC�����٘�3#�Pqp�^��D�ϯ���N����Y'��4S���׋� �%[i�i���b�V�l�%w ��g���ׯ_�MQ�[X�yƒ�������e,9U��7nܸZ_���k|�y�&nA����WWWWVVp����r~. It is an additional object of the invention to provide a thermal relay suitable for use as a cornering relay which meets the aforementioned opening and closing times. At this point the bimetal will cool and move in a direction to close the auxiliary contacts and again supply current to the heater. <> ]�ֶ9 '��jZès��Z�㈍�G��Pٺ����KI{�ϰ���[�gxBwKOg/^��_�� �W��!tS�n�wZtK��yWs�S�8�C,��ܕr�`t@T�����Z����_�6�� )��O�?�����]�'J%h����V�;'�|W��L <> endobj 4 is a schematic drawing of the thermal relay of the invention and its use as a cornering relay. ��O~�����l The auxiliary contacts will continue to cycle in this manner so that the position of the thermally responsive bimetal actuator in the actuated position is self-regulating. <> 2 0 obj The automotive wheel cornering property simulator is characterized in that: the automotive wheel cornering property simulator consists of a rectangular platform and a model car placed on the platform, wherein the platform is provided with a plurality of lines which are in parallel with the long sides of the platform, the model car comprises a longitudinal beam, axles, hubs and simulative wheels, the axles are mounted on both ends of the longitudinal beam, the hubs are mounted on both ends of each axle, the simulative wheels are mounted on the hubs, wherein the simulative wheels have the same structure, and the cornering stiffness is 0.2N/rad to 200N/rad. Eventually, when the turn signal switch 64 is opened, the bimetal will cool and move toward its normal position to open the circuit to the cornering lamp 60. 1 0 obj endobj klaruw.com. 12 0 obj Accordingly, when power to the thermal relay is interrupted, the bimetal actuator cools relatively quickly to deenergize the main contacts. Typical prior art thermal relays have included a bimetal actuator in close proximity to an electric heater which causes the bimetal actuator to bend and actuate one or more sets of electrical contacts when heated by the electric heater. `w�y5_�j�! © 2004-2020 FreePatentsOnline.com. endobj Terminal 14 provides an upstanding vertical tab 20 to which an elongated, resilient contact leaf 22 is riveted. 14 0 obj 3, the contact leaf 22 has two apertures therein identified by reference numerals 48, and 52. In the past few model years, automobiles have included a cornering lamp in the signal light system. a thermally responsive actuator movable between actuated and deactuated positions, said thermally responsive actuator being situated in heat transfer relationship with said electrical heater, and arranged to sequentially actuate said main electrical contacts from said normal position to said operated position and then open said normally closed auxiliary contacts when electrical current is initially supplied to said electrical heater, said thermally responsive actuator, electrical heater, main electrical contacts and auxiliary electrical contacts further being arranged to allow said auxiliary electrical contacts to cycle between closed and open positions after said main electrical contacts have initially been operated without moving said main electrical contacts from the operated position.