This paper describes the grinding temperature characteristics in peel grinding. Some mathematical models such as average heat flux, triangular heat flux distribution and workpiece temperatures in the contact area are built. Using triangular heat flux model, the heat flow transferred to wheel and workpiece are analyzed. A 2D FEM model for thermal aspects of peel grinding process is presented and a finite element algorithm is implemented to solve the nonlinear problem. Finally, a peel grinding thermal field experiment was present.