ANA CAPATINA, VASILE BRIA, MARINA BUNEA, IULIAN-GABRIEL BIRSAN TENSILE BEHAVIOUR OF FABRIC REINFORCED LAMINATES AND PLIES The present paper is concerning to an empirical analysis of tensile properties of plies and laminates formed with an epoxy matrix and with various carbon fiber fabrics. The analysis was started with the aim of finding some correlations between the elastic parameters of plies and elastic parameters of laminates when fabrics are used as reinforcements. Six different carbon fiber fabrics were used to analyze the plies and laminates mechanical parameters. The epoxy system Epiphen RE-4020-DE4020 was used in both cases as matrix. The mechanical response to tensile test was analyzed for above mentioned materials and the results had been compared with values obtained by application of various purposed models.