Recently, composite material which has much excellent mechanical characteristics has been applied in many industries. However, it has a brittle characteristic under impact condition and its invisible characteristics of the damaged area has been the motivation of many engineers investigation. The modified failure criterion is implemented to predict the failure behavior of the composite plate subjected to low velocity impact using commercial finite element analysis code, ABAQUS-Ver. 5.8. The new criterion is in good agreement with experimental results and can predict the failure behavior of the composite plate subjected to low velocity impact more accurately.