it will have very little effect your whole application package.
& good news is it will affect in a positive way////
the papers you published whether they are related to some technical topic or some scientific it wont matter as much. the point is your achievement.
Do mention about those in your outstanding achievements column in application form.:satisfie:
At the same time, please understand this that adcom wants you to really talk more about your leadership skill and all that..(..i dont have to tellyou this its available at every damn site. )
How much does publciation in journals and conferences of international repute help in the application process to soem top bs chools like Tuck, Darden, tepper,kenan flager etc.