Temporary structures, such as scaffolding or props, are versatile structures that can be adapted very well to different geometric conditions.

Stable standing for these structures is usually achieved by a plate-shaped support situation. The plate helps to distribute the loading over the surface and to create, via its extension, a stabilizing lever arm for absorbing any support moment. Taking into account the equilibrium, this type of support, compared to a pure hinged situation, can additionally transfer a bending moment dependent on the vertical load. Seen from a purely technological point of view, a support plate in this situation reacts initially like a hinged support. However, with increasing rotation of the support member, there is a certain moment resistance.