MARINA BUNEA, RADU BOSOANCA, CRISTIAN ENI, NICOLETA CRISTACHE, VICTORITA STEFANESCU THE IMPACT CHARACTERISTICS OF FABRIC REINFORCED HYBRID COMPOSITES In this research, the impact behavior of hybrid composite materials subjected to low-velocity impact using the drop-weight installation was investigated. For this study were manufactured eight hybrid materials. All the materials were tested to 90J impact energy. The effect of fabric types used in outer layers on impact performance was studied. The impact characteristics of hybrid materials with G1 glass fabric sheets were compared with those of hybrid materials with G2 glass fabric sheets. The damage surfaces of hybrid laminates were examined by visual investigation. The results obtained showed that the using of G2 glass fabric in structure of hybrid materials improved considerable the impact characteristics.