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We present a finite-element analysis of the temperature rise of switched reluctance motors (SRM) due to electromagnetic losses. We estimate the various components of electromagnetic losses, including core loss in the lamination as well as copper and eddy-current losses in windings, and then predict the temperature rise within the motor due to these losses. We present simulation results for an 8/6 SRM and discuss various aspects of thermal design of SRMs. To validate the procedure for the estimation of electromagnetic losses, we compare predicted and measured losses.