RALUCA MAIER, ANDREI MANDOC, ALEXANDRU PARASCHIV, MARCEL ISTRATE EFFECT OF CONTINUOUS MICRO REINFORCEMENT AND PROCESSING PARAMETERS ON THE LOW-VELOCITY IMPACT BEHAVIOUR OF POLYMER COMPOSITE MATERIALS Low velocity impact tests were conducted on quasi-isotropic <±45/0/90o>xs laminates under drop weight impact from 0.7m, corresponding to a 30J energy. In this respect modified epoxy blends reinforced with carbon and Kevlar woven fabrics laminates were developed using autoclave technology. The four configurations developed for low velocity impact tests aimed at investigating several aspects like: the effect of fiber type, stacking sequence and mainly technological processing parameters, on the impact performances. The recorded Load-Time curves were plotted and visual inspection, high resolution laser scanner were used to observe the fracture characteristics of the impacted composite laminates. The results obtained showed that for tested configurations, both stacking sequence and processing parameters directly linked to fiber volume fraction, have a strong effect on the impact performances. The amount of absorbed energy, ductility index was calculated for each configuration under study. The results obtained showed that hybrid configuration exhibits lower stiffness and damage initiation energy amount when compared to carbon reinforced configurations. Nevertheless, their damage propagation energy amount and ductility index was the uppermost. This behaviour was already reported previously <1> and is partially attributed to the higher elastic energy absorption of carbon fibers that delays the propagation of delamination, and fiber breakage. Lower tenacity obtained on hybrid laminates was attributed to both lack of resin local rinse saturate and to the intrinsic anisotropy of para-aramid fibers.