I don't have a general answer, but I have a specific and interesting special case.

Let $\Phi : F_n \to F_n$ be an automorphism of the finite rank free group $F_n$ which is atoroidal meaning that no element of $F_n$ has a periodic conjugacy class. By a theorem of Brinkmann MR1800064 following a theorem of Bestvina and Feighn, the group mapping torus $M_\phi = \langle F_n, t | t g t^{-1} = \Phi(g) \rangle$ is word hyperbolic. If furthermore $f : G \to G$ is a train track map representing $\Phi$ (in the sense of Bestvina and Handel) then the suspension semiflow of $f$ may be regarded as a flow on $M_\phi$, and this flow has many interesting properties that are closely analogous to the suspension flow of a pseudo-Anosov surface homeomorphism. Some properties of this construction were worked out in the 2002 Rutgers thesis of my student Zhifeng Wang entitled "Mapping tori of outer automorphisms of free groups". There may also some published literature on this construction, but I am less sure about that. Wang's thesis is not published other than in the Rutgers library.

sclfor a summary of its properties. $\endgroup$ – HJRW Dec 29 '12 at 9:29