Refereed Articles Published in Scientific Journal

(My students’ names are highlighted)


1.          Sadrmanesh, V., Y. Chen, M. Rahman, and F.M. AL-Oqla. 2019. Developing a decision making model to identify the most influential parameters affecting mechanical extraction of bast fibers. Journal of Cleaner Production 238 (2019): 1-10. (

2.          Murray, S. and Y. Chen. 2019. Discrete element modeling of soil displacement resulting from hoe openers. Transactions of the ASABE 62(2): 253-262. (doi: 10.13031/trans.12932)

3.          Zeng, Z., Y. Chen, and L. Qi. 2019. Soil loosening of a compact disc harrow as affected by disc spacing and offset. Transactions of the ASABE 62(2): 1-9.

4.          Zeng, Z. and Y. Chen. 2019. Simulation of straw movement by discrete element modeling of straw-sweep-soil interaction. Biosystems Engineering 180 (2019): 25-35. (doi:

5.          Zhang, X., Y. Chen, and C. Wang. 2019. Properties of selected biodegradable seedling plug-trays. Scientia Horticulturae 249: 177-184. (doi:

6.          Qi, L., Y. Chen, and M.A. Sadek. 2019. Simulations of soil flow properties using the discrete element method (DEM). Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 157 (2019): 254-260. (doi:

7.          Li, B., Y. Chen and J. Chen. 2018. Comparison of two design alternatives of subsoiling tool using the Discrete Element Method (DEM). Transactions of the ASABE 61(4):1-9. (doi: 10.13031/trans.12629)

8.          Sadrmanesh, V. and Y. Chen. 2018. Simulation of tensile behavior of plant fibre using the Discrete Element Method (DEM). Composites Part A: 114 (2018) 196–203.

9.          Sadrmanesh, V. and Y. Chen. 2018.  Bast fibres: Structure, Processing, Properties, and Applications. International Materials Reviews 64(7): 381-406. (doi: 10.1080/09506608.2018.1501171)

10.       Zeng, Z. and Y. Chen. 2018. Performance evaluation of fluted coulters and rippled discs for vertical tillage. Soil and Tillage Research 183(2018): 93-99. (doi:

11.       Murray, S. and Y. Chen. 2018. Soil bin tests and discrete element modeling of a disc opener. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 60: 2.1-2.10. (doi:

12.       Zeng, Z. and Y. Chen. 2018. The performance of fluted coulters for vertical tillage as affected by working speed. Soil & Tillage Research 175(2018): 112-118. (doi:

13.       Milkevych, V., L.J. Munkholm, Y. Chen, and T. Nyord. 2018. Modelling approach for soil displacement in tillage using discrete element method. Soil & Tillage Research 183(2018): 60-71. (doi:

14.       Mahadi, M.R., Y. Chen and P. Botha. 2017. Compacted and instrumented soil bin for testing soil engaging tools. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 33(3): 357-366. (doi: 10.13031/aea.11874)

15.       Zeng, Z., Y. Chen and X. Zhang. 2017. Modelling the interaction of a deep tillage tool with heterogeneous soil. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 143(2017): 130-138. (doi:

16.       Gursoy, S., Y. Chen, and B. Li. 2017. Measurement and modeling of soil displacement from sweeps with different working widths. Biosystems Engineering 161: 1-13. (doi:

17.       Gursoy, S. and Y. Chen. 2017. Evaluation of inter-row sweeps with different working widths. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 33(3): 307-312. (doi: 10.13031/aea.11947)Technical Note

18.       Nandanwar, M, and Y. Chen. 2017. Modeling and measurements of triaxial tests for a sandy loam soil. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 59: 2.1-2.8. (doi:

19.       Zhang, X. and Y. Chen. 2017. Soil disturbance and cutting forces of four different sweeps for mechanical weeding. Soil & Tillage Research 168 (2017): 167–175. (doi:

20.        Thakur, S., Y. Chen and J. Morrison. 2017. Separation of fiber and shives from decorticated flax.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture 33(1): 113-120. (doi: 10.13031/aea.11335)

21.        Li, B., Y. Chen and J. Chen. 2016. Modeling of soil-claw interaction using the Discrete Element Method (DEM). Soil & Tillage Research 158: 177-185. (doi:

22.        Zeng, Z. and Y. Chen. 2016. Simulation of soil-micropenetrometer interaction using the discrete element method (DEM).Transactions of the ASABE 59(5): 1157-1163. (doi: 10.13031/trans.59.11726)

23.        Sadek, M.A. and Y. Chen. 2015. Feasibility of using PFC3D to simulate soil flow resulting from a simple soil engaging tool. Transactions of the ASABE 58(4): 987-996. (doi: 10.13031/trans.58.10900)

24.        Ali, A., M. Rahman and Y. Chen. 2015. Cotton spinning properties of chemically modified hemp fibres. International Journal of Science and Research 4(8): 1482-1490.

25.        Guzman, L. Y. Chen, M. Khan and S. Potter. 2015. Application of PFC3D to simulate a planetary ball mill. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal 17(4): 235-246.

26.        Gao, Q., Y. Chen, H. Zhou and M.A. Sadek. 2015. Simulation of a seed opener using the discrete element method (DEM). Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal 17(3): 72-82.

27.        Zhao, S. and Y. Chen. 2015. Seed distribution in soil and its effects on the early plant growth. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 31(3): 415-423. (doi: 10.13031/aea.31.10846)

28.        Li, H., J. He, H. Gao, Y. Chen, and Z. Zhang. 2015. The effect of conservation tillage on crop yield in China. Frontiers Agricultural Science and Engineering 2(2): 179-185. (doi:

29.        Mak, J. and Y. Chen. 2014. Simulation of Draft Forces of a Sweep in a Loamy Sand Soil Using the Discrete Element Method. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 56: 2.1-2.7. (doi: Technical Note.

30.        Hasimu, A. and Y. Chen. 2014. Soil disturbance and draft force of selected seed openers. Soil & Tillage Research 140(2014): 48-54. (doi: 10.1016/j.still.2014.02.011)

31.        Sadek, M.A. and Y. Chen. 2014. Discrete Element Modeling of Hemp Particle Separation Using a 3D Vibratory Separator. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 55: 2.23-2.31. (doi: 10.7451/CBE.2013.55.2.23)

32.        Zhou, H., Y. Chen and M.A. Sadek. 2014. Modelling of seed-soil contact using the discrete element method (DEM). Biosystems Engineering 121(2014): 56-66. (doi: 10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2014.02.006)

33.        Sadek, M.A., Y. Chen, L. Guzman, C. Lagüe, and H. Landry. 2014. Simulation of tensile tests of hemp fibre using discrete element method. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal 16(2): 126-135.

34.        Baker, M., Y. Chen, C. Laguë, H. Landry, Q. Peng and W. Zhong. 2013. Fibre yield and energy requirements of hemp decortication using a hammer mill. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 29(4): 453-460. (doi: 10.13031/aea.29.8463)

35.        Chen, Y., L. J. Munkholmb, and T. Nyord. 2013. Selection of design parameters for a slurry injection tool. Transactions of the ASABE 56(5): 1653-1663. (doi:

36.        Guzman, L., Y. Chen, S. Potter, W. Zhong and M. Rahman. 2013. Application of Stochastic Modelling for Simulating Hemp Fibre Peeling Behaviour. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 55: 2.1-2.8.  (doi:

37.        Ai, S., Y. Chen, N.B. McLaughlin and J. Wang. 2013. Characteristics of soil pockets resulting from the AerWay rolling tines. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 29(3): 201-307.

38.        Khan, M., Y. Chen, C. Lagüe, H. Landry, Q. Peng and W. Zhong. 2013. Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) decortication using the drop weight method. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 29(1): 79-87. (doi: 10.13031/2013.42521)

39.        Chen, Y., L. J. Munkholmb, and T. Nyord. 2013. A discrete element model for soil-sweep interaction in three different soils. Soil & Tillage Research 126(2013): 34-41. (doi:

40.        Parvin, S., Y. Chen, C. Laguë, H. Landry, Q. Peng and W. Zhong. 2013. Post-decortication cleaning of hemp fibre using selected methods. AES Technical Reviews International Journal, Part C: International Journal of Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications 1(1): 53-65.

41.        Xu, J., Y. Chen, C. Lagüe, H. Landry, Q. Peng and W. Zhong. 2012. Analysis of energy requirement for hemp fibre decortication using a hammer mill. Canadian Bioystems Engineering 54: 2.1-2.8. (doi: 10.7451/CBE.2012.54.2.1)

42.        McLaughlin, N. and Y. Chen. 2012. Effect of strain gage misalignment on cross sensitivity of extended ring (ER) transducers. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 54: 2.23-2.31. (doi: 10.7451/CBE.2012.54.2.23)

43.        Mak, J. and Y. Chen and M.A. Sadek. 2012. Modelling soil-tool interaction using discrete element method (DEM). Soil & Tillage Research 118 (2012): 117-122. (doi:

44.        Wylde, J., Y. Chen and E. Leafloor. 2012. Development of a pulsing meter for pocket injection of liquid manure in forage fields. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 28(6): 803-812. (doi: 10.13031/2013.42475)

45.        Xu, J., Q. Peng and Y. Chen. 2012. Conceptual Design of Hemp Fibre Production Lines in Virtual Environments. Computer-Aided Design and Applications 9(6): 795-810. (doi: 10.3722/cadaps.2012.795-810)

46.        Kumar, A., Y. Chen, A. Sadek and S. Rahman. 2012. Soil cone index in relation to soil texture, moisture content, and bulk density for no-tillage and conventional tillage. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal 14 (1): 26-37.

47.        Ai, S., Y. Chen and Q. Zhang. 2011. Simulation of liquid movement in soil following pocket injection. Transactions of the ASABE 55(1): 85-92. (doi: 10.13031/2013.41256)

48.        Chen, Y., B. Irvine and J. Wylde. 2011. Transition from conventional to no-tillage in poorly drained clay. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 27(6): 856-872.

49.        Sadek, M.A., Y. Chen and J. Liu. 2011. Simulation of shear behavior of a sandy soil under different soil moisture content and bulk density conditions. Journal of Terramechanics 48(6): 451-458.

50.        Sadek, M.A., Y. Chen, C. Lagüe, H. Landry, Q. Peng and W. Zhong. 2011.  Characterization of the shear properties of hemp fiber and core using the discrete element method. Transactions of the ASABE 54(6): 2279-2285. (doi: 10.13031/2013.29160) 

51.        Khan, M.M.R., Y. Chen, T. Belsham, C. Lagüe, H. Landry, Q. Peng and W. Zhong. 2011. Fineness and tensile properties of hemp (cannabis sativa l.) fibres. Biosystems Engineering 108 (2011): 9-17. (doi:

52.        Kaleta, K., Y. Chen and J. Mak. 2011. Manure infiltration as affected by the total suspended solids content of manure. Transactions of the ASABE. Technical Note. 54(1): 197-200.

53.        Wu, B. and Y. Chen. 2011. Modeling liquid distribution in soil after pocket injection. Journal of Environment Quality 40: 302-311. (doi:10.2134/jeq2010.0056)

54.        Liu, C, Q. Zhang and Y. Chen. 2010. Discrete element simulations of vibration characteristics of bulk grain in storage bins. Transactions of the ASABE 53(5): 1653-1659

55.        Baker, M., Y. Chen, C. Laguë, H. Landry, Q. Peng and W. Zhong. 2010. Hemp fibre decortication using a planetary ball mill. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 52 (2010): 2.7-2.15.

56.        Liu, J., Y. Chen and R.L. Kushwaha. 2010. Effect of tillage speed and straw length on soil and straw movement by a sweep. Soil & Tillage Research 109 (2010): 9-17. (doi:

57.        Assefa, B.A., Y. Chen and W. Akinremi. 2010. Soil nutrient levels and crop performance at various lateral positions following liquid manure injection. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal 2010, 12(1): 111.

58.        Khan, M.M.R., Y. Chen, C. Laguë, H. Landry, Q. Peng and W. Zhong. 2010. Compressive properties of hemp (cannabis sativa l.) Stalks. Biosystems Engineering 106 (2010): 315-323

59.        Khan, M.M.R., M. Miura, Y. Banno, H. Morikawa and Y. Chen. 2009. 3D analysis of the spinning behaviour of flossy cocoon mutants in the silkworm, Bombyx mori. Journal of Insect Biotechnology and Sericology 78(3): 139-147. (doi: 10.11416/jibs.78.3_139)

60.        Khan, M.M.R., Y. Chen, O. Wang and J. Raghavan. 2009. Fineness of Hemp (Cannabis Sativ L.) Fiber Bundle after Post-Decortication Processing Using a Planetary Ball Mill. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 25(6): 827-834. (doi: 10.13031/2013.29232)

61.        Genaille, D.M., Y. Chen and V. Doan. 2009. Moisture and temperature distribution in cattle mortality composting on the farm. Canadian Biosystems Engineering. 51: 6.23-6.33.

62.        Wang, Y., Y. Chen, S. Rahman and J. Froese. 2009. Tillage effects on soil penetration resistance and early crop growth for Red River clay. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 51: 2.1-2.11

63.        Assefa, B. and Y. Chen. 2008. Simulation of the lateral movement of NO3-N in soils following liquid manure injection. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 50: 2.17-2.26

64.        Rahman, S., Y. Chen, J. Paliwal and B. Assefa. 2008.  Models for Manure Distribution in Soil Following Liquid Manure Injection. Transactions of the ASABE 51(3): 873-879. (doi: 10.13031/2013.24515)

65.        Liu, J., D.A. Lobb, Y. Chen and R. L. Kushwaha. 2008. Steady-state models for the movement of soil and straw during tillage with a single sweep. Transactions of the ASABE 51(3): 781-789. (doi: 10.13031/2013.24514)

66.        Liu, J., Y. Chen, D.A. Lobb and R.L. Kushwaha. 2006. Soil-straw-tillage tool interaction: field and soil bin study. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 49: 2.1-2.6.

67.        Assefa, B. and Y. Chen. 2006. A protocol for soil nutrients sampling after liquid manure injection. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 49: 2.6-2.13.

68.        Assefa, B., Y. Chen, K. Buckley and W. Akinremi. 2006.  Effects of injection tool type and tool-spacing on soil nutrients and crop performance. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 48: 2.45-2.54.

69.        Chen, Y., N.B. McLaughlin and S. Tessier. 2006. Double extended octagonal ring (DEOR) drawbar dynamometer. Soil & Tillage Research 93(2): 462-471. (doi:

70.        Doan, V., Y. Chen and B. Irvine. 2005. Effect of oat stubble height on the performance of no-till seeder openers. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 47: 2.37-2.44.

71.        Doan, V., Y. Chen and B. Irvine. 2005. Effect of residue type on the performance of no-till seeder openers. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 47: 2.29-2.35.

72.        Rahman, S., Y. Chen and D. Lobb. 2005. Soil movement resulting from sweep type manure injection tools. Biosystems Engineering 91(3): 379-392. (doi:

73.        Chen, Y., C. Cavers, S. Tessier and D. Lobb. 2005. Short-term tillage effects on soil cone index and plant development in a poorly drained, heavy clay soil.  Soil & Tillage Research 82(2): 161-171. (doi:

74.        Rahman, S., Y. Chen, Q. Zhang and D. Lobb. 2005. Evaluation methods on manure exposure from liquid manure injection tools. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 47: 6.9-6.16.

75.        Chen, Y., F. Monero, S. Tessier, C. Cavers and X. Xu. 2004. A survey of crop residue burning practices in Manitoba. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 21(3): 317-323. (doi: 10.13031/2013.18446)

76.        Chen, Y., J. Liu and J. Gratton. 2004. Engineering perspectives of hemp plant, harvesting and processing in Canada – A review. Journal of Industrial Hemp  9(2): 23-39.

77.        Chen, Y., F. Monero, D. Lobb, S. Tessier and C. Cavers. 2004.  Effects of six tillage methods on residue incorporation and crop performance under a heavy clay soil. Transactions of the ASABE 47(4): 1003-1010. (doi: 10.13031/2013.16570)

78.        Rahman, S., Y. Chen, K. Buckley and W. Arkinremi. 2004. Slurry distribution in soil as influenced by slurry application micro-rate and injection tool type. Biosystems Engineering 89(4): 495-504. (doi: 10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2004.08.020)

79.        Chen, Y., J. Gratton and J. Liu. 2004. Power requirements of hemp cutting and conditioning. Biosystems Engineering 87(4): 417-424.

80.        Gratton, J. and Y. Chen. 2004. Development of a field-going unit to separate fiber from hemp (cannabis sativa) stalk. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 20(2): 139-145.

81.        Chen, Y., S. Tessier and B. Irvine. 2004. Drill and crop performances as affected by different drill configurations for no-till seeding. Soil & Tillage Research 77(2): 147-155. (doi:

82.        Gratton, J. and Y. Chen. 2003. Design of a spring-loaded downforce system for a no-till seed opener. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 45: 2.29-2.35.

83.        Chen, Y. and J. Liu. 2003. Development of a windrower for dual-purpose hemp (cannabis sativa). Canadian Biosystems Engineering 45: 2.1-2.7.

84.        Chen, Y. 2002. A liquid manure injection tool adapted to different soil conditions. Transactions of the ASAE 45 (6): 1729-1736. (doi: 10.13031/2013.11419)

85.        Chen, Y. and R. Samson. 2002. Integration of liquid manure into conservation tillage corn systems. Transactions of the ASAE 45(3): 629-638. (doi: 10.13031/2013.8826)

86.        Chen, Y. and X. Ren. 2002. High performance tool for liquid manure injection. Soil & Tillage Research 67(1): 75-83. (doi:

87.        Rahman, S., Y. Chen, Q. Zhang, S. Tessier and S. Baidoo. 2001. Performance of a liquid manure injector in a soil bin and on established forages. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 43(2): 33-40.

88.        Chen, Y. and S. Tessier. 2001. Criterion for the design and selection of injection tools to minimize liquid manure on the soil surface. Transactions of the ASAE 44(6): 1421-1428. (doi: 10.13031/2013.7009)

89.        Chen, Y., Q. Zhang and D. Petkau. 2001. Evaluation of different techniques for liquid manure application on grassland. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 17(4): 489-496. (doi: 10.13031/2013.6473)

90.        Rahman, S. and Y. Chen. 2001. Laboratory investigation on soil cutting forces and soil disturbances resulting from different manure incorporation tools. Soil & Tillage Research 58 (1): 19-29. (doi:

91.        Liu, J. and Y. Chen. 2000. Drying rate of hemp conditioned with a forage conditioner. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 42(4): 201-204. Technical Note.

92.        Chen Y. and J. Gllichand.  1998.  Estimates of tillage effects on saturated hydraulic conductivity.  Canadian Agricultural Engineering 40(3): 169-177.

93.        Chen Y. and J. Rouffignat.  1998.  Soil bulk density estimation for tillage systems and soil textures.  Transactions of the ASAE 41(6): 1601-1610.

94.        Bédard, Y., S. Tessier, C. Laguë, Y. Chen and L. Chi. 1997.  Soil compaction by manure spreaders equipped with standard and oversized tires and multiple axles. Transactions of the ASAE  40(1): 37-43. (doi: 10.13031/2013.21241) 

95.        Tessier, S., B. Lachance, C. Laguë, Y. Chen, L. Chi and D. Bachand, 1997.  Soil compaction reduction with a modified one-way disker. Soil & Tillage Research 42: 63-77. (doi:

96.        Chen, Y. and S. Tessier.  1997.  Technique to diagnose plow pans.  Canadian Agricultural Engineering 39(2): 143-147. Technical Note

97.        Chen, Y., S. Tessier, A.F. MacKenzie and M.R. Laverdière, 1995. Nitrous oxide emission from an agricultural soil subjected to different freeze-thaw cycles. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 55: 123-128.

98.        Chen, Y., E. McKyes and S. Tessier. 1994. The soil bulk density during the growing season under three tillage systems. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 36: 45-49.

99.        Chen, Y. and E. McKyes, 1993. Reflectance of light from the soil surface in related to tillage practices, crop residues and the growth of corn. Soil & Tillage Research 26: 99-114. (doi: