Proper structural design of highway pavements requires an evaluation of the destructive effects of the anticipated vehicular loading. The concept of load equivalency provides a means for expressing these destructive effects in terms of a single measure, the equivalent axleloads (EAL's). The design EAL's represents the equivalent number of applications of a standard or base axleload anticipated during the design life.
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Deacon, John A. and Deen, Robert C., "Equivalent Axleloads for Pavement Design" (1968). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 1021.